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Ipomoea abrupta, Convolvulus abruptus, Bush Potato, Bush Yam

Ipomoea abrupta, Convolvulus abruptus

Bush Potato, Bush Yam
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Western Australia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowers

The bush potato will thrive in full sun or semi-shade and only requires moderate water. The plant is a vigorous, fast growing evergreen climber, twiner or creeper and will reach a height of 2 to 4 meters.

The flower colour varies from deep pink to white or off white. The flowers attract pollinators such as birds, bees and other insects. As far as growing, Ipomoea abrupta does best in USDA Zones 9-11. It makes a fast growing and attractive addition to any garden and is usually grown in either pots or containers and may require some pruning.

When growing Ipomoea abrupta in cold or temperate regions, it is best grown in pots or containers so it can be moved indoors during cold weather. When growing in pots, use a well-drained soil mixture and ensure that the pot is big enough for the roots to grow. Place the pot in a location with ample sunlight and water regularly, but do not over water. For more vigorous growth, you may need to fertilize the plant. To help the plant survive the cold weather, mulch the pot heavily and make sure to bring it indoors if frost is expected.


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Ipomoea abrupta, Convolvulus abruptus, Bush Potato, Bush Yam
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