Vigorous summer colour!
Sweet Potato Vines are a real staple around here! They’re fantastic in mixed planters, hanging baskets or planted in the ground where they will sprawl and fill out beautifully. These foliage plants have a mounding and trailing habit and their vigorous growth and colourful leaves make them very popular. Plant breeders have been very busy in the last while and there are now quite a variety of shapes and colours available.
5 Different Sweet Potato Vine Varieties
This year we are growing 5 different Sweet Potato Vine varieties. Lime is one of the oldest colours and is very vigorous, usually requiring trimming to prevent it taking over other plants. A less vigorous option is Light Green, shown in the photo with pink Petunias. Light green is more manageable, while still being easy to grow. Blackie is a beautiful dark purple colour and blends well with pinks and blues. Tricolour is a mix of pink, cream and green and adds a delicate pastel tone to combinations. As the photo shows, Bronze is a gorgeous coppery colour and blends well with reds and grasses. Plant Sweet Potato Vines in full sun or partial shade. They love the heat and the hotter the summer, the more they will grow. Consequently, be careful with them in early spring – they are very tender in the cold and even a cold wind can damage them. Ensure all risk of frost is passed before you plant them out.