Potato Vine – Trimming

Q: I have a potato vine in a large ceramic pot. It grows like kudzu and is covering everything close by. Any problem with trimming?

A: There’s no problem at all with cutting the vine when needed. Some early varieties of ornamental sweet potato are known for their vigorous growth. More recent introductions, like the Sweet Caroline series of ornamental potatoes, the Illusion series and ‘Carolina Purple’ are more restrained in their habits.