One of the easiest plants to grow is sweet potato vine. Once it is established, it really is a plant it and forget it kind of plant. My favorite!
Sweet potato vines make great companion plants in containers and raised beds. Match them with either a contrasting or complementary color for a great combination. Here are a few of my favorite plant combinations for sweet potato vines.
My absolute favorite color combination is dark purple with lime green. The pairing of these dark purple, almost black, plants mixed with the bright lime green plants is so great!
Although I don’t have any photos of this combination – I think that mixing either of the sweet potato vine colors with white flowers and leaves would also be a great combination. There’s an example of the lime green/white flower combination here: http://www.botanicalblitz.com/wp-content/gallery/summer/novak-15.jpg
Although I prefer brightly contrasting colors, sometimes you are looking for a more monochromatic or complementary color combination. Here are a few that I have come across in gardens.
Missed the Mark?
This color combination gave me a little bit of trouble. To my eye, it’s not quite right. While the lime greens of the sweet potato vine and the edge of the coleus are close, they’re not quite the same and the maroon of the coleus leaves does not go well, in my opinion. What do you think (comment below)?
What’s your favorite plant to combine with sweet potato vine? I’d love to see photos or hear your ideas.