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Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine

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  • Height 4-8 Inches
  • Width 24-36 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Hard to find variegated leaved sweet potato vine!

A tricolor foliage plant, Proven Accents Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine is the perfect addition to your hanging baskets and large containers as well as your landscape gardens. Dark green heart shaped leaves with pink and white fringes provide a colorful accent to other light shade to full sun annuals. You need this trailing accent vine in your garden!

Native to Central and South American tropical regions, Zone 11a to 11b, it grows as an annual in Zones 3-10, planted out after the danger of the last frost has passed. Primarily utilized as an accent with complementary or contrasting colored flowering annuals, ipomoea provides a trailing cascading interest. Pull tubers up before a killing frost, dry and store them in peat moss in a cool dark location and plant them back out in the spring for year after year color.

Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine Care

This heat tolerant vine is easy to grow, requiring mildly acidic to neutral soil pH 6.0 to 6.5. It thrives in medium to high light, so a full sun to light shade location is best. It is a medium feeder, requiring fertilization with a slow release fertilizer when first planted out and with a water soluble fertilizer when watering container plants. Humidity is important to this tropical vine as it will not thrive in dry hot conditions without some intervention from you.

Deadheading is not necessary as this vine rarely sets any flowers. Pruning is required if it gets out of its bounds or begins to take over your garden or container space. It will trail over rock walls and up trellises so give it something to do other than crowd out your other plants. Cooler summer temperatures will result in less vigorous growth and more compact plants.

Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine Spacing

Spacing is crucial as sweet potato vine only grows up to 8 inches tall but spreads up to 36 inches wide. It can trail up to 72 inches in warm humid climates. Space plants 24 to 36 inches apart to allow room to grow. Overwatering and poor air circulation will promote fungal diseases. Make sure your soil drains well and use proper spacing to prevent disease. Pair this fun heat loving annual vine with pennisetum, helichrysum, dracaena, verbena and petunia to create a dramatic display in your landscape and container gardens.

Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 4-8 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Spacing: 24-36 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor'
Common Name: Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections
SKU:
IPOTCP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations