I discovered the "Blackie" sweet potato vine about a year ago when I purchased several, simply because they were so lovely, to decorate my patio when we held a large pool party for my husband's family. My sister-in-law has two green thumbs and her yard & patio are always beautiful. She had never seen them and was very impressed with how beautiful they were in my many container plantings. I used them in large pots with rudbeckia, calibrachoa, a lime green coleus, and a low-growing, compact orange zinnia. They were awesome! This year I have planted more - some in containers with zinnias, hibiscus, and vinca, and I also have some in containers by themselves. They have helped transform my patio from just a pretty place to a real show place this year. I even had some deer come up 6 steps onto the patio and eat a number of my plants this year, including one pot of the potato vine (which they ate down to the root, leaving only very short stems). Fortunately, that one pot has come back even fuller and prettier than ever. I cannot recommend the sweet potato vine high enough! They are totally awesome plants that look great anywhere you plant them!
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