Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'
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Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'

Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'

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Common Name: Sweet Potato
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Mature Height: 6-9"
Spacing: 36" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Ornamental Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) 'Margarita' features bright chartreuse leaves lean to gold in sun, pale green in partial shade. They measure 8″ long by 6″ wide, reach 6–9″ tall, and are vaguely heart shaped. Plant with dark-leaved varieties for a stunning contrast in shape and shade. Also lovely with lavender-purple Heliotrope and the purple-leaved Pennisetum.

Our interest in Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) is not in the edible roots but in the attractive foliage of our two ornamental varieties. Their large and colorful leaves cascade from containers in a seemingly endless stream all summer long, and their trailing habit makes them equally useful as striking, short-term ground covers or as skirts for upright plants. Plants thrive in full sun or partial shade with consistent moisture. Perennial in Zones 9-10.

Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following state: AL, AR and AZ.


Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

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great in hanging baskets

I've bought these a couple years in a row and they grow very beautifully in hanging baskets and on the sides of pots. Basically, get this and then 2 blooming flowers and put them together in a big pot and you will get compliments all season.

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1 out of 3 just might live

I ordered 3 of these and they arrived looking pretty sorry. I acclimated them and tried my best to help them bounce back, two look as though they won’t live. I’m very disappointed.

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Ipomoea batatas Margarita

Love this plant but I can't find any instructions in the growing tips you give about this particular plant that tells what gardens pests this plant may be susceptible to and/or what steps I should take to resolve different problems. Something is causing large holes in the leaves. Would like to know where to go for this information. It's getting worse every day. Can you help me?

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Latin Name Pronunciation: ip-oh-mee'-uh  

Plant in full sun or partial shade (foliage color here in Litchfield and in hot areas of the West is best on plants that receive afternoon shade). Average garden soil. Sweet Potatoes require ample moisture and sulk at the first hint of drought. Hardy to Zone 9 (20 degrees F). Plants grow so large in a single season that they are not easily dug and brought indoors. The best way to overwinter them is to root cuttings in late summer and keep them in a sunny window.


For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.

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