Every flower on the vine is different. These 5" beauties are white with blue pinwheel stripes and sometimes blue flecks. On cloudy days, the flowers stay open all day. The large, heart-shaped leaves create a tropical effect on vigorous vines to 10'. Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous.
• Botanical Name: Ipomoea tricolor
• Family: Convolvulaceae
• Native: Neotropics
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; otherwise grown as an annual.
• Plant Dimensions: 10' vine
• Variety Information: 5" wide flowers are pure white with radiating stripes of sky blue, and a soft, lemon-yellow throat.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Plants started too early outside will end up less vigorous than plants started when warmer.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Sow into a biodegradable pot that can be directly planted in the ground to avoid disturbing roots.
• Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: A group of of 3 seeds every 6" – 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 1 every 6" – 12"