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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.

45 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Viola tricolor

Annual

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.

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