Plant ID forum: Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 8, 2015 7:55 PM CST
This vine-ground over is planted everywhere in Oklahoma. (Except in my garden)
I haven't seen it at any nurseries.
What's the name of it?
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This other plant looks similar just a different color, I'm guessing that they are in the same family.
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Kdfishing

Kidfishing
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 8, 2015 8:04 PM CST
Sweet potato vine?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 8, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Yep, I agree Sweet Potato vine. Lots of folks plant this as an ornamental. There are regular green ones, lime green, dark/almost black, variegated, and probably more. Oh, and the lacy-leaf one is another pretty one.

Look in the ATP database under 'Ipomoea batatas' to see all the different types.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
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kidfishing
Aug 8, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Thanks!
I would of never dreamed a Sweet Potato!!! Hilarious!

I always look in the "Periannals" section at nurseries, I'll have to look somewhere else for that!
Kidfishing
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 8, 2015 8:47 PM CST
LOVE me some Sweet Potato vine! Thumbs up I have it in hanging pots but the neighbo-rs have the bright lime g-reen one in a flower bed. I love the b-right green color. I have a variegated, t-ri-color variety. It was that way when I bought it. But I can't seem to keep the pretty var-igation.
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