Sweet potato vine
Among the most popular container-garden plants, sweet potato vine is a vigorous grower that you can count on to make a big impact. Its colorful foliage, in shades of chartreuse or purple, accents just about any other plant. Grow a few together in a large pot, and they make a big impact all on their own.
Sweet potato vines do best during the warm days of summer and prefer moist, well-drained soil. They thrive in sun or shade.
- Sun,Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 2 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 5 feet wide
- Flower Color:
- Golden or purple foliage
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
'Blackie' offers purple hand-shape foliage on a vigorous plant.
Illusion Emerald Lace Ipomoea batatas
is a compact selection with bright lime-green foliage and a mounding/trailing habit. It grows 10 inches tall and spreads 4 feet across.
Illusion Midnight Lace Ipomoea batatas
presents gardeners with a compact, mounding/trailing habit and rich purple foliage. It grows 10 inches tall and spreads 4 feet across.
'Marguerite' is an especially attractive selection with golden-chartreuse foliage.
'Sweet Caroline' offers hand-shape foliage in an intriguing shade of coppery bronze.
Plant It With
Golden sweet potato vine is a perfect complement to purple angelonia varieties.
Mix orange African marigolds with purple sweet potato vine for a combo that looks great all summer long.
New Guinea Impatiens
Add color to shady spots with purple or orange New Guinea impatiens and golden sweet potato vine.