Sweet Potato Vine growing as ground cover.

By October 6, 2017Articles

Sweet Potato Vine growing as ground cover.

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Ornamental sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas) are attractive, decorative vines that trail gracefully from a pot or hanging basket. Greenhouses and nurseries charge a fairly hefty price for sweet potato vines, but splitting sweet potatoes is one way to create new vines with very little investment of time or money. Dividing sweet potato vines to propagate new vines is easy, as the vines grow from fleshy underground tubers. Read on for tips on sweet potato vine division. When to Divide Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes grow year round in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 11, but in cooler climates, sweet potato tubers must be stored in a cool, dry area for the winter. Either way, spring is the best time for splitting sweet potatoes. Divide in-ground sweet potatoes as soon as new shoots measure 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5

Landscaping News

Author Landscaping News

More posts by Landscaping News

Leave a Reply