This plant is a fast growing vine and is known for its dark reddish-purple foliage. This plant is great for pretty much anywhere you want to plant them especially garden beds, containers, borders, and in landscaping. This plant may share a name with the great tasting vegetable, but it is not as widely used in culinary divisions as its relative. This plant is edible but is most commonly used for ornamental use. The roots are edible as are the young leaves which are eaten commonly as greens.
Scientific Name: Ipomoea Batatas
Blooms/Foliage: This attractive plants famous foliage is commonly why this plant is planted. The plants foliage color is on a fast growing vine with spade shaped leaves that are a lovely green color. The blooms of this plant appear as violet or purple.
Exposure: The ornamental sweet potatoes should be planted in an area of a garden that receives partial to full sun.
Water: Make sure that this plant receives a fair amount of water to support its beautiful, long vines and big, bold leaves.