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Ipomoea batatas 'Bright Ideas Black'

Ipomoea batatas 'Bright Ideas Black'
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Price:  £5.00

Availability:  

  

AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Common Name: Sweet Potato

Plant Family: Convolvulaceae

Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Summer Patio
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Leaf Colour:  Black
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Habit/Shape:  Trailing
Evergreen:  No
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.


Trailing foliage plant with striking, black, finger-shaped leaves. Pale mauve flowers may be produced in long summers but the foliage is the main attraction. Can be used in summer hanging baskets or grown as a houseplant. Dies right back to a tuber in winter. Trim back anytime if it gets leggy. Water freely when in leaf but reduce watering when it dies back over winter.

(This a ornamental form of sweet potato, bred for foliage colour and the tubers don't have the crop yield or flavour of the commercial/ agricultural sweet potato.)


Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6- £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


Shrubland Park Nurseries