My Sweet Potato Vine Whine

Let me share with you my Love/Hate relationship with My Sweet Potato Vine!

Oh how I Love Sweet Potato Vine! They really are beautiful and their lime green leaves really make any planting pop! They are super easy to grow, in fact, a little too easy. Add a little fertilizer and you get this…

Yes! This is my cute little wagon, the one with our house numbers on it! The house numbers that you can NO LONGER SEE!

And see…the Sweet Potato Vine, just keeps growing..and…growing…and growing…

It is now almost out to the grass, a good 5 feet at least.

It really does take over everything else around it. I suppose Hate is a little harsh…but you get the idea.

I also planted some in my window box, it’s very beautiful, but the other plants look really small compared to the vine. 

And thus…my Love/Hate relationship.

So, what’s your opinion? Do you Love Sweet Potato Vine? Or hate it?

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  1. Annette says:

    I love sweet potato vines. I did a little tutorial on my blog last month about rooting them… now they are taking over, LOL.
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  2. I understand but they still look great! I think they could survive a haircut! :)
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  3. debbie says:

    This is my first time to your blog. I love your sweet potato vines. How would one root it to make a start.
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  4. even-star says:

    My aunt has these at her place a couple of years ago. They were in baskets and are just such a beautiful colour. Can you trim it back at all? I think she had to keep trimming hers to keep them off the ground. I like them but didn’t realize they could be that invasive or high maintenance
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  5. Jean says:

    I LOVE sweet potato vine – I usually plant the lime green and purple ones together – they do take over, but the colors are so beautiful together that I don’t mind. Yours in the window box are especially beautiful, aren’t they?

  6. Jennifer says:

    So pretty! I just love the window boxes. Thanks for the sharing the pictures. :)
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  7. Sherry says:

    I love sweet potato vine too. I did not plant any this year so I am enjoying seeing yours. Thanks for sharing ~~Sherry~~
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  8. I don’t know if I have ever seen this before but I think it is gorgeous. Anything that is hardy and is easy to grow is my kinda plant.
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  9. Marilyn Holeman says:

    I’m with Tammy. Hardy and easy-to grow is always a good thing! I’m sure you could just take some garden shears and cut them back. I know just regular sweet potatoes (is this what they are, or something different?) root very easily. I’m going to go check out Annette’s blog right now. I’ve been wanting something that trails, and this looks like just the thing. Liz, maybe you could replace it with ivy next year? That would still trail, but I don’t think it would “take over” like this has. Thanks for sharing this! Blessings!

  10. Suzie says:

    love, love, love them!

  11. Susan says:

    I do love it and the purple variety too BUT it can go crazy—no fertilizer necessary. For some reason, our lab thinks it is very tasty and trims ours for us :) Your window boxes look great!
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  12. Dianna says:

    The lime green and purple would be amazing together.
    Love the sweet potato vine, are they a full sun plant?

  13. Joani says:

    luv the vine. I 2 have the lime green and also the darker vine….I thin them out when they get to looking bulky.

  14. DeniseMarie says:

    love it. My sweet potato vine is deep purple. It is in my kitchen window box and holding up ok under this terrible heat.

  15. bj says:

    I absolutely LOVE them…they just need to be planted alone….:)
    Yours is just stunning.

  16. Nancy says:

    I had never heard of them before but love the pictures. Putting this with the purple variety would be beautiful I bet. I’ll have to look into this one.

  17. julie says:

    I have a black thumb…and this and lantana are the two things that are THRIVING in my yard!! Ok with me if I have to prune them, I just can’t kill them- yet. Love it!

  18. Becca says:

    My Mother-in-law just asked me what this plant was called. I never knew! Now I can tell her.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  19. I’ve grown them in baskets and just trimmed them when they got too long. Have you done that? They really are pretty, though…

    Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party!

  20. Alison Kerr says:

    Well, you probably just need to eat them. I was given sweet potato vine leaves as part of a farm food co-op deal I was in last year and they were lovely. I’ve been meaning to grow them. Don’t take my word for it though that you have an edible kind, but it’s worth looking into. Look at all that salad you could have!
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