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Ipomoea batatas 'Sidekick Heart Black'

SKU Name
IPO-SID-504-F45G #4.5 Green Pot
IPO-SID-504-LS51 Rooted Cutting 51 CT Tray

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.

This tuberous perennial is a compact, trailing plant with dark purple, heart shaped leaves. Sidekick Black Heart has a spread of 30-36 inches, requiring a space of 10-12 inches to properly grow, and has an optimal height of 12-14 inches. This variety is a well-mounded plant that is ideal for window boxes or for hanging baskets.

  • Breeder: Syngenta Flowers
  • Height: 12-14 Inches
  • Spread: 30-36 Inches
  • Spacing: 10-12 in
  • 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 Sidekick family of ipomoea is a semi-compact, very versatile performer. Sidekick Black Heart 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.

Sidekick Black Heart is a well-mounded plant, featuring dark purple cordate/heart 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. Sidekick Black Heart thrives in the heat, is easy to grow, and will not overcrowd other plants. Sidekick Black Heart will last all season long. A key feature of Sidekick Black Heart is that it is heat and drought tolerant. This variety also does not require deadheading.