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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Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-09-16
Location: Private Garden - Lake Jackson, TX
Date: 2012-05-21
Sub-Tropical; no die-back; began w/ 1 plant; now 21'L x 10'W and
Location: Glendale
Date: 2018-08-09
Sweet Potato Vine
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2013-08-20
Grows fast - see dates on collage.
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-06-30
Photo by Hamwild

Date: 2012-10-18
Location: Phoenix AZ.
Date: 2020-11-19
I had initially uploaded this file to Wikimedia Commons, and now
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: South Florida
Date: 2016-11-06
Ornamental sweet potato vine bloom
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2010-07-22
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-05-08
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Photo by Hamwild
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-05-03
more of a tuber
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 9/8/2011
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: July
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: Spring 2014
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: 2012-06-04
Keep forgetting to check if this glows in the dark!
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-03
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03

Date: 2013-09-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-10-26
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: 2011-08-10
Surrounding unsightly tree stump
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: 2011-09-14
aka Marguerite
Photo by Hamwild
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-25

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-08-17
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Date: April 12, 2012
Take this plant from lime to eye-popping CHARTREUSE with some hal
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-30
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2017-07-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-05-05
tuber
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: 2011-08-10
Surrounding an unsightly tree stump that has a gardenia planted i

Date: 2014-03-17
Location: Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-03-31
At Cooks Nursery
Location: Orem, Utah
Date: 2012-03-31
At Cooks Nursery

Date: 2012-07-05

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: Work area
Date: 2014-0921
Location: Work area
Date: 2014-0921
Location: Work area
Date: 2014-0921

Date: 2013-08-12
With Coleus
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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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