Blackie is a popular variety of Sweet Potato, which belongs to the Ipomoea genus (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'). Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Lavender pink. Leaves appear approximately as a Tyrian purple colour. A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Blackie is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).
As Blackie Sweet Potato is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Blackie have been kindly provided by our members.
Will not come true from seed – sterile.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Blackie about 20 days after your last frost date.
Sweet potato vine