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Sweet Potato 'Marguerite'   

Ipomoea batatas

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Marguerite is part of the Ipomoea genus and is a Sweet Potato variety. Its scientific name is Ipomoea batatas 'Marguerite'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Anti-flash white. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Chartreuse colour.

This ipomoea batatas is an ornamental variety that grows very well in a hanging basket. It can also be used as an annual ground cover.

Marguerite grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Marguerite is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 25.0 cm (that's 9.75 inches in imperial).

Marguerite Sweet Potato is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Marguerite have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Marguerite

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Marguerite is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Marguerite requires a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Marguerite from seed

Will not come true from seed – sterile.

Ensure a distance of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Marguerite about 20 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Marguerite

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Marguerite is a tender plant.

Harvesting Marguerite

Other Names for Sweet Potato 'Marguerite'

sweet potato vine