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Sweet Potato 'Tricolor'  

Ipomoea batatas

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Tricolor is part of the Ipomoea genus and is a Sweet Potato variety. Its scientific name is Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor'. Leaves appear approximately as a   Cadmium green colour.

This ipomoea is great for hanging baskets and for use as ground cover.

A type of Ornamental, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Tricolor is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).

Tricolor Sweet Potato is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tricolor have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tricolor

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Tricolor likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tricolor is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Tricolor needs a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Tricolor from seed

Will not come true from seed – sterile.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.46 feet (45.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tricolor about 20 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Tricolor

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tricolor is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tricolor