I am trying to buy ornamental sweet potato, the ones you can grow in a hanging basket, trailing, beautiful vine. There are not edible, quite bitter. Where can I get it from?
I am only need one.
I live in Slough, but I don't mind ordering online.
Try here http://www.urbanjungle.uk.com/product.asp?Procutname=%20Ipomoea%20batatas%20'Sweet%20Caroline%20Bronze'%20-%201Ltr&productid=1573
I have no idea but I bought one to cook about six weeks ago, still haven't found a use for it, and by now I think it would almost qualify as ornamental.
Pansyface, try it as French fries, it's really good.
Nice roasted as well
or mixed with spuds in a mash
or in a soup,
or in a risotto
Oh, thank you both for all the suggestions.
Thanks for the cooking advice .
And thank you to Dovefromabove, but unfortunately it says "unavailable"...any other websites? ~Why is it so difficult to find and so famous in pintrest????
It may well be 'unavailable' because it's too early in the season - lots of plants aren't available the whole year around - try emailing them to see when it will be in stock.
They're usually in the GCs a bit later, they're not hardy.
Often called Ipomoea plus a cultivar name. Nice colours and leaf shapes, never been tempted though
I use to have them in all my pots when I lived in Canada. They look beautiful against after plants or on their own. I've managed to find the online at Sarahraven.com. Very healthy looking large plugs, 5 for £12.99. I've put them in my pots but I might be a light early!!