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Also sold as:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Spread: indefinite
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Groundcover
Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The sap of this plant contains latex and can cause dermatitis.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2001 Georgia Gold Medal Winner

Sub-Tropical; no die-back; began w/ 1 plant; now 21'L x 10'W and

The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Summer Bulbs and TubersThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Summer Bulbs and Tubers
By dave on May 17, 2014

What a fun and diverse group of plants! Come on in and check out the report of the top 25 most active summer bulbs and tuber entries in our plants database. You will be surprised at some of the plants that made the list!

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Location: Private Garden - Lake Jackson, TXDate: 2012-05-21Sub-Tropical; no die-back; began w/ 1 plant; now 21'L x 10'W and
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Location: GlendaleDate: 2018-08-09Sweet Potato Vine
By RobGlen
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2013-08-20Grows fast - see dates on collage.
By pirl
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-07-22
By chelle
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Location: South FloridaDate: 2016-11-06Ornamental sweet potato vine bloom
By MamaIve12
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 9/8/2011
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-10-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-03more of a tuber
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: Spring 2014
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Location: Orem, UtahDate: 2012-03-31At Cooks Nursery
By Paul2032
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Location: Orem, UtahDate: 2012-03-31At Cooks Nursery
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Location: Jacksonville, FloridaDate: April 12, 2012Take this plant from lime to eye-popping CHARTREUSE with some hal
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Date: 2012-07-05
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Date: 2012-07-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-09-30
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-05tuber
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Date: 2013-08-12With Coleus
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Date: 2013-08-17
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Date: 2014-03-17
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0921
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0921
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-0921
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Location: Clarksville, TNDate: 2017-07-21
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2011 9:55 AM

Vines die after a frost or freeze but tubers can be lifted and stored for planting again in the spring.

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Posted by MikeD (Liberal, Oregon - Zone 8b) on Jul 7, 2015 1:53 PM

Source for "Georgia Gold Medal" win - http://botgarden.uga.edu/explo...

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