Johnny Jump Up Viola
Heart-ease. Lovely 3/4" flowers of dark purple and yellow, among the first flowers to bloom in spring where they are established. They reseed themselves with a vengeance, but are beloved wherever they appear. 5" plants.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 6-8” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Early spring, late summer through autumn in areas with mild winters. Sow a few seeds every 6-8". Thin to the most robust seedling, or sow seeds close together in a row and when thinning out the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden.
Growth Habit: Mounded
Height and Width: 6-8" x 6-8"
Spacing: 6-8" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days
Uses: Flower beds, borders, containers, window boxes
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Deadhead to encourage more flower production. Mulch and keep well watered during dry spells. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.