Johnny-Jump-Up Viola Seeds


4.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
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Nothing is as charming as a patch of Johnny-Jump-Ups poking their heads above the snow. Although violas are perennial, they are often grown like annuals because they do not perform well in an extended period of heat. USDA zones 4-8 can reliably plant violas as perennials. Other areas may want to use them as cool-season annuals. Violas will return in all zones by reseeding. Edible flowers are charming on salads and desserts.
$2.29 200 mg (~240 seeds)

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor

Family: Violaceae

Native: Asia and Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4–8; often grown as an annual. If grown under optimum conditions, and regular attention given to proper deadheading and pruning, violas will last year after year. Reseeds readily. Very frost tolerant and can even be seen blooming in snow.

Plant Dimensions: 4"–12" tall and wide

Variety Information: ¾" purple and yellow flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Bloom heaviest in cool weather

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or in midsummer for fall and the following spring bloom. Mild Climates: Late summer for cool–season bloom.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date for early spring planting, and midsummer for fall planting in both mild and cold climates.

Days to Emerge: 7–20 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"–6"

Thinning: When ½"–1" tall, thin to 1 every 4"–6"

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Johnny-Jump-Up Viola Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

happiness in a container

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
I love growing these Johnny Jump Ups in Florida's winter season! They look absolutely great in containers and in garden beds, though be prepared for them to spread everywhere nearby. A welcome surprise when they pop up in another container or in the middle of the yard! You can't help but smile when you look at these guys blooming away.
Tara P from FL

So much fun

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2021
I started these indoors at the beginning of February (Z5). They grew vigorously, and by mid March the first blooms were starting. I planted them out in pots on my deck the first week of April where they bloomed prolifically for the next couple of months and were really a joy to behold. I also planted King Henry Viola seeds at the same time; they were also lovely but maybe a week or two behind these in blooming. Both recommended, great early spring flowers to raise from seed.
Victoria from IL

Small, Pretty

4 out of 5 stars Apr 22, 2022
Rather long germination times and grew slowly through a mild Arizona winter, but they finally started blooming when spring warmth arrived. Pretty, if a little too dainty for my tastes. Probably would be better in a container, where they're not competing for space with other flowers. Not sure I'd plant again, but a fun, cheery experiment anyway.
Charles from AZ

Very sweet flowers

5 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2022
These germinated well and were very easy to grow in a container. They are so little and adorable!
Melissa from WI

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