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Name: Beth Hays
Salem IL. N0WHERE NEAR CHICAGO (Zone 6a)
May 26, 2016 9:33 AM CST
|Last year I purchased an ornamental sweet potato vine from a local store. The leaves of the vine were a beautiful silvery and lavender/purple shade. At the end of the season, while pulling the vine up from the planter, I discovered a sweet potato, which I saved and have sprouted on my kitchen windowsill. I have pinched off the tips of the vines, rooted and planted slips from this sweet potato in containers all over my yard. My question is this: Why are my plants not the lovely silvery lavender/purple colored leaves that the parent plant was last year?
May 26, 2016 1:03 PM CST
|That's odd. It seems they would be just like the parent plant. Are the new plants getting too much sun. Ornamental sweet potatoes always have their best color in the shade.
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