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#84717 September 25th, 2006 at 05:56 AM
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This is the clipping I took from the planter on the main street in Midland this summer. I had it outside in the table garden sconce for a while and it has really grown.

Here it is now, in its indoor home for the winter.

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I have no idea what it's called.

#84718 September 25th, 2006 at 06:36 AM
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Carly, I'm not totally sure, but I think that's a sweet potato vine.

#84719 September 25th, 2006 at 07:09 AM
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Yup, thumbup Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie', one of the ornamental sweet potato vines.
The more sun mine gets, the darker the leaves become.

#84720 September 26th, 2006 at 06:11 AM
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Ohhhhhhhh! OK!

I had another potato vine last year - a light green one - it didn't grow indoors. I know where I can get more though 'cause the same planters at the beach have been filled with them, and they just hawk them up and leave them there for the pickins'.

I wonder if I could just put it in the ground and leave it there.

#84721 September 26th, 2006 at 06:14 AM
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Yep - I've just looked at a few sites with pictures - that's what it is.

Well, I hope I can keep it going indoors - maybe I'll plant some outdoors next year.

Thanks, everyone.


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