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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




Viola tricolor


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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Pamela T.
United States
Jump ups

Love these jump ups! Great seed!

Sheila F.
United States United States
great experience

Overall shopping experience was great! Easy to order, pay, and packaged nicely.

Becky B.
United States United States
Violas are beautiful

Very good. Easy to order, correct products shipped in timely manner, seeds germinated very well.

Deborah B.
United States United States
Viola - Johnny Jump Up

These germinated well, are healthy and true to color in my flower bed - so cheerful!

Sarah E.
United States United States
Johnny jump up seeds

Will have to wait until fall to plant. My climate is too hot for summer planting. Hope they grow as I love this flower and cannot purchase plants in stores here.