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Ipomoea costata

Bush Potato

A climbing perennial shrub with broad luscious green leaves, lilac funnel-shaped flowers, globular seed pods and large, edible tubers related to the cultivated sweet potato. Bush potato was an important staple food for Aboriginal people throughout its range. Climbs to 3 metres tall and favours sandy, well-drained soil.

  • Screening

  • Bird and butterfly attracting

  • Attractive

  • Waterwise

  • Drought resistant

  • Shrub

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