Thumb of 2017-11-20/Lucichar/13fdc4@Lucichar submitted this image in the Containers category of the The 2017 National Gardening Association Photo Contest .
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Dec 4, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Orchids Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mexico Sedums Tropicals
I don't believe I have seen this bright blue plant anywhere ever. Does anyone have a name. It must be an annual. How fun if it could be a possible houseplant to winter over indoors.
Lucichar beautiful photo.
Love the companion choices.
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Dec 4, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
It looks like a Sweet Caroline 'Purple' Potato Vine to me. If it is, there should be no issue keeping it in an indoor container.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
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Dec 4, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Orchids Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mexico Sedums Tropicals
Thank you so much @JamesAcclaims. Is it as blue as the photo implies? Did you enter any photos?
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Dec 4, 2017 9:07 AM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
I would wait for a confirmation on the exact variety, but the purple potato vine isn't typically quite as bright. Given how deep the reds are and how bright the greens are in this photo, the colors may have been slightly enhanced or manipulated in the photo.

I did submit a few photos in various categories, though none as brilliant as the winners. There were so many great photos this year, like the one above. There are many talented people here at NGA.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
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Dec 4, 2017 1:27 PM CST
Cleveland, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2017 Photo Contest Winner 2019
This photo is a picture of my flower box on my barn window. It was planted in the spring with different coleus and different potato vines. The dark one is a burgundy potatoe vine. (I did not save the name) I did have a large blue ceramic pot under the box at the time. I took it with my ring flash and the blue pot might have cast a blue hue on the burgany leaves.
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Dec 4, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
Thanks for clarifying and sharing Lucichar. It is a lovely photo and a beautiful container arrangement.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
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Dec 4, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Columbus
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Dec 17, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Tropicals
Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Tender Perennials
It was my favorite also, I love the combo and you have inspired me to add potato vine to my coleus pots next spring.
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Dec 23, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Cleveland, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2017 Photo Contest Winner 2019
Thank you Sunkised.
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