Ipomoea batatas 'Illusion Midnight Lace'
|IPO-ILL-501-F45G||#4.5 Green Pot|
Ipomoea is a great plant to add to any floral environment. Its high versatility makes it a wise choice for hanging baskets or ground coverage. Mix varieties of Ipomoea for unique trellis walls, hanging baskets, patio containers, and window boxes. Combine with other plants in the landscape to create a variety of color, texture, and dimension.
Midnight Lace has dark purple palmate leaves laced with magenta and deeply dissected. This variety is a tuberous perennial that develops into a compact mounding plant. It has a spread of 24-36 inches, requiring a space of 10-12 inches to properly grow, and has an optimal height of 8-10 inches. This eye-catching Ipomoea is perfect for mass planting or ground coverage.
- Breeder: Proven Winner
- Height: 8-10 Inches
- Spread: 24-36 Inches
- Spacing: 10-12 Inches
- Zone: Zones 10 - 11
Ipomoea is a compact, warm weather annual and tender perennial, and is commonly known as the sweet potato vine plant. This tender perennial is borne from fleshy tuberous roots and is a vigorous, herbaceous, stubby vines that originate from Central and South America. Members of the Illusion series have deeply cut or sharply lobed leaves with a finer texture than other sweet potato vine selections. Midnight Lace works perfectly in container combinations, hanging baskets, and throughout the landscape as a filler or border crop. It withstands partial sun and looks great alongside most other flowering ornamentals or as an accent plant in tropical gardens.
Illusion Midnight Lace is a well-mounded plant, featuring dark purple palmate leaves. It is commonly used for mass planting, a window box display, or containers. The taller and fuller varieties go nicely as mixed fillers in the garden. Ipomoea grows best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil, and is a full to partial sun exposure flower. Midnight Lace thrives in the heat, is easy to grow, and will not overcrowd other plants. Midnight Lace will last all season long. A key feature of Illusion Midnight Lace is that it is heat and drought tolerant. This variety also does not require deadheading.