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Is This a Sweet Potato Plant?

I planted sweet potatoes and have several of these big beautiful plants now growing with yellow, red and lilac colored flowers. In other places where I planted the same sweet potatoes are the typical looking vine plants with flowers that look like morning glories.


Hardiness Zone: 7b

Christine from Sanremo, Italy

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September 16, 20060 found this helpful

Noope. It's a nicotiana, or flowering tobacco (not smokeable). They plant themselves from year to year. I guess your sweet potatoes didn't make it. But aren't they pretty?

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 20, 20080 found this helpful

My Four O'Clocks look just like this plant. So that is what I think it is possibly a yellow four O'Clock

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March 28, 20110 found this helpful

I had some sweet potatoes set out and some morning glories vines was growing in them and the sweet potatoes bloomed like morning glories, they were mixed.

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April 30, 20140 found this helpful

Hello! Whether it is Mirabilis jalapa or ornamental tobacco is very easy to find out : wonderful scent from the flowers of the four o'clock flower (Mirabilis jalapa) that produce a black seed as big as a green pea and which tubercle look like a black radish. The Ornamental tobacco leaves are lighter green, sticky and hairy. Hope this helps!

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