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Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Green' (Sweet Caroline Series)

A tender, tuberous trailing evergreen perennial, with stems to around 30cm; it is normally grown as an annual. Leaves are heart-shaped to three-lobed and bright, but light green. Grown for its foliage

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Sand
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Convolvulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Trailing, Bushy
Genus

Ipomoea can be annuals or perennials, often twining, or evergreen shrubs, with simple, lobed or dissected leaves and tubular or funnel-shaped flowers which may be solitary or borne in racemes or panicles

Name status

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a multipurpose compost in containers, or in the open, in a rich well-drained soil in sun or part shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or from 'slips' - long shoots removed from the tubers

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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