Sweet Potato Vine
This vigorous, trailing plant has gorgeous chartreuse foliage and is perfect for hanging baskets and used in planters and beds. While these plants are related to the sweet potatoes we love to eat, this plant is more commonly grown for their attractiveness.
photo by Taylor Bennett
HOW TO PLANT:
The plants grows best in moist, well-drained soil. It can grow in beds as an annual groundcover, large containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. Don’t worry about fertilizing, it will continue to grow all season long.
The vine grows practically anywhere. It can survive in full sun or full shade, but can also struggle during hot summer climates in full sun. It is a vigorous grower and survives pruning whenever it seems to get out of bounds.