The Q&A Archives: Agressiveness of Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine

Question: How aggressive is the ornamental sweet potato vine "Blackie" both vertically and horizontally? Rebecca Ihne Rockford, IL

Answer: 'Blackie' sweet potato vine can be very aggressive, filling a 1/2 whiskey barrel in 6 weeks. It won't tend to climb like a morning glory, but will crawl like a groundcover. It likes full sun, well drained soil and plenty of water and fertilizer.

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