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Week 48 – December 02, 2023

Plant Information

SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea

  • SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea - Bloom
  • SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea - Commercial Landscape 1
  • SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea - Commercial Landscape 2
  • SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas

Common Name: Sweet Potato Vine

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Climbing

Characteristics: Water/Rain tolerant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Height: 48 - 84" (122 - 213cm)

Width: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Excellent foliage accent plant that can climb a wall or trellis in the garden.

Grower Information:

  • The first-ever self-climbing Ipomoea! SolarTower climbs very quickly and fills a large pot on a quick turn.
  • Climbing plant is ideal for use with a trellis, as a topiary or on a vertical wall planting.
  • Recommended pot size is 1 gallon and up, with some kind of trellis, making a huge impact at retail.
  • Also recommended as a thriller in mixed combos, climbing up a small bamboo stick.
  • Easy for the grower to maintain and produce, as it should not need any trimming, PGRs or training to climb the trellis.
  • Provides instant garden décor for consumers.


Protection Information: PP29,511

(Flowering Only License)

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