- 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|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor'|
|Common Name: Proven Accents® Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.