On Sep 20, 2008, GardenofEdie from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:
My beautiful sweet potato vine is planted in a pot now, but I am wanting to try two in the ground....I would plant them in a courtyard totally surrounded by a house. One area will get full sun and another area will be in the shade. Both areas will be up against the house. I'm trying to come up with a plant (for either side of this courtyard entry walkway) that will do well in sun and in shade. I was hoping to get symmetry on either side of this walkway,....but the sun on one side and shade on the other side, is hard to work with.
On Sep 13, 2007, sundevilcass from Phoenix, AZ wrote:
gorgeous, bright lime green turns to deep maroon purple. Mature leaves retain lime coloration on margins. Very heat tolerant-the only container garden plant left in heat of Phoenix summer along with Portulaca. Leaves wilt significantly when thirsty (1 1/2 days no water in 100d F) but quickly bounces back to beauty; tolerant of mild winters in Phoenix, AZ. The little quart or pint size plant I started with is now a huge viney-shrub with thick red woody root stems. A real sweetie!
On May 3, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I love this vine's coloring, though I can see how some people might think it looks like a sickly "Blackie". Not as vigorous as Blackie. Unlike Blackie, it dies back and doesn't return so I need to overwinter cuttings. Also, it's still fairly hard to get in my area.