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Thumb of 2017-11-20/Lucichar/13fdc4@Lucichar submitted this image in the Containers category of the The 2017 National Gardening Association Photo Contest .
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Dec 4, 2017 8:02 AM CST
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.
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
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JamesAcclaims
Dec 4, 2017 8:15 AM CST
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
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Dec 4, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Thank you so much @JamesAcclaims. Is it as blue as the photo implies? Did you enter any photos?
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
Image
JamesAcclaims
Dec 4, 2017 9:07 AM CST
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
Cleveland, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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Lucichar
Dec 4, 2017 1:27 PM CST
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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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
Image
JamesAcclaims
Dec 4, 2017 1:47 PM CST
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
Columbus
Dilly2
Dec 4, 2017 1:51 PM CST
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Bromeliad Tropicals
Foliage Fan Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Photography
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sunkissed
Dec 17, 2017 9:58 AM CST
It was my favorite also, I love the combo and you have inspired me to add potato vine to my coleus pots next spring.
Cleveland, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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Lucichar
Dec 23, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Thank you Sunkised.

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