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Question: I am looking for a bulb called a Potato Vine I saw on a gardening show on TV. The vine grows large spade-shaped leaves and grows quite large. I would like to know where I might be able to order these bulbs.

Answer: I think you are looking for ornamental sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatus). These attractive annual vines are grown for their foliage rather than their tubers. These plants grow best when planted in warm soil (at least 60F) in full sun. They require plenty of water during the growing season, and will grow quickly to cover large areas. Two popular cultivars are 'Blackie' and 'Margarita'.<br><br>You can purchase these from Wayside Gardens, Hodges, SC 29695-0001, ph# 800-845-1124, web<br>

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