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

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Common names
  • Ornamental Sweet Potato
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Sweet Potato
  • Potato Vine
Also sold as:
  • Marguerite

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Comments:
  • Posted by LoriMT (Dawsonville, GA - Zone 7b) on Nov 4, 2022 8:30 AM concerning plant:
    'Marguerite' sweet potato vine (a.k.a. 'Margarita') offers maximum bang for buck. In April I purchased a 4" potted plant from the local high school agriculture class sale, and by September the plant sent out vines filling a full circle ranging from 12-feet long to 5-feet long. It beautifully covered a barren batch in front of my house, all from 1 plant! In my zone 7b North Georgia Mountains garden, this plant thrived in heat and drought, with just a weekly watering when rain was sparse. It immediately died with first frost in October, but I will be planting it again next spring
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2011 9:55 AM concerning plant:
    Vines die after a frost or freeze but tubers can be lifted and stored for planting again in the spring.
  • Posted by MikeD (Liberal, Oregon - Zone 8b) on Jul 7, 2015 1:53 PM concerning plant:
    Source for "Georgia Gold Medal" win - http://botgarden.uga.edu/explo...
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