Re: [gardeners] Ornamental Sweet Potato

Martha Brown (
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:37:37 -0500

Hi Penny,

Those cuttings sound great.  Glad my post triggered the memory.  When you
think of the name I would love to know as it sounds like something I would
like.  It sounds like I need to get my ornamental sweet potatoes as early as
possible and send you all some rooted cuttings or just buy a few extra 2-3
inch pots at 50 cents a piece and ship them to you.

M Brown
NW Oklahoma, USA
USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35
>Martha, I sat here reading your message about the lime green
>and the tricolor ornamental sweet potato, and suddenly leapt
>from my chair with a whoop and flew downstairs to the garage.
>You triggered my memory button to realize that I had left three
>cuttings I had brought back from the Master Gardener meeting
>somewhere inside my car, loose -- 7 hours ago.... geez, how
>can a caring person get so forgetful...??
>They are called purple but they're really oxblood, pendulous,
>prolific, probably have a lilac flower, and I just cannot think of
>their name.  And in all that time out of water, they didn't droop
>even one smidgeon...!
>I've never seen either the mandevilla or the sweet potato before
>this year -- but you can bet that I'll be out there aggressively
>searching for all 3 kinds of potato and more mandevilla next
>summer.  It's exciting to find new plants!
>Penny, NY zone 6
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