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Ipomoea pandurata (Wild Potato Vine)

Man Of The Earth, Wild Potato, Wild Sweet Potato, Manroot, Indian Potato, American Bell-Bind, Batata, Man in the Ground, Mechameck, Potato Vine, Wild Jalap, Wild Potato Vine, Wild Sweet Potato Vine, Ipomoea pandurata var. rubescens


Ipomoea pandurata (Wild Potato Vine) is a large, twining or trailing perennial vine with long stems clothed with olive green, heart-shaped leaves, 3-6 in. long (7-15 cm), adorned with a pointed tip and reddish purple petioles. From late spring to early fall, large, funnel-shaped, white flowers, 2-3 in. across (5-7 cm), with deep purple throats appear in clusters in the leaf axils. Blooming for about 2 months, the flowers bloom during the morning or during the afternoon on cloudy days. They give way to 2-celled capsules that contain 2-4 seeds. The root system produces a large tuber that can lie several feet beneath the ground surface and weigh up to 20-30 lb. The common name of this Ipomoea species refers to the large tuberous root, which is edible after being cooked. Wild Potato Vine climbs adjacent vegetation or sprawls across the ground in open areas. Perfect to hide an unforgiving fence, climb a wall or scramble through arbors and trellises.

  • Fast growing, this perennial vine will grow up to 15-30 ft. tall (450-900 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in average, moist, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for pergolas, walls, fences or as a groundcover.
  • Self-seeds easily without being invasive. Removing dead flower heads to prevent self-seeding is recommended.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. This plant is difficult to eradicate from the landscape due to its extensive root system.
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Ipomoea - Morning Glories
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Ipomoea - Morning Glories
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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