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  • Lori Lavoie

    Purple Fountain Grass, Sweet Potato Vine and Purple Lantana // Great Gardens & Ideas // I have wanted to get some of this Purple Fountain! Next year on my front porch!

  • Fran Scherrer

    “Plants in container Purple fountain grass” “Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas) 'Margarita' - spilling over the sides of pots. Lime green contrast.” “Ornamental grass to hide front porch along with potatoes vine” “verbena and potato vine.....all great for lots of sun!”

  • Sonia Rhye

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"I LOVE sweet potatoe vine and petunias. For several years now I have planted hanging baskets with sweet potatoe and wave petunias. GORGEOUS! The vine fills in when the flowers get a little "leggy""