Dioscorea batatas 'Variegata'

Cinnamon Vine

Plant Type:

BULBS

Dioscorea batatas 'Variegata' - This is the variegated form Cinnamon Vine or Chinese Yam. It forms a large tuber(s) and quickly which are edible. The leaves are glossy and very handsome. New growth proudly displays irregular streaking in cream which gradually disappears as the leaves mature. Stems often are a dark burgundy which contrast and underscore the attractiveness of Cinnamon Vine's leaves. A curious characteristic is that this interesting vine develops small tubers in the crotches of leaf axils above ground while expanding its potentially immense tubers underground. Full to mostly sunny siting planted in any fertile, draining soil. These may be pruned down... but not drastically unless sent dormant in the fall. If you live in NY state we cannot ship this handsome vine to you. Sorry. Pot grown tubers.


Height:

60-72 in

Spread:

12-24 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Dioscorea batatas 'Variegata'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Light

  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Climbing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Offset