Liesel Pimentel is the winner of the name that plant contest this week. The correct name is Blackie Sweet Potato Vine. It is an ipomea and is very heat tolerant. It will take full to partial sun and does well in pots, baskets, or in the ground. In fact it may be the new choice for “summer color” in flower beds around town. I have seen more and more of it planted as a summer annual and it looks great!
About Jay Harper
I am a 3rd generation native Arizonan and my brothers Jeff and Jerry and I are the 3rd generation to own and operate Harper's Nursery and Landscape Company inc. Being born and raised in the landscape/gardening business in such a unique gardening environment as the Arizona desert, gives us a unique position and outlook on how to be successful gardeners in this area.