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Viola, Johnny-Jump Up

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Delicately fragrant flowers are edible and make delightful garnishes.

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HEIRLOOM. Very winter hardy and eager to self-sow in the shade of summer plants, violas are cheerful surprises in the cool months. Johnny-Jump Up is tricolored in bright purple, yellow and white. Violas will rebloom in fall if cut back in the heat of summer.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Container

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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Full Sun, Part Sun
10 inches
6 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Container
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
10 weeks
Viola, Johnny-Jump Up is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!! Wanted this color in my bed and oh my did I get color!! The picture does not do it justice!!!
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Joy to those hard to grow areas! not going to lie, hard to grow from seed. But once you get them going they seed themselves and you will have every hole in your garden full of happy little flowers from spring until frost. They just don't quit and are such pretty additions to any garden!
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! Lovely little "faces" that turn towards the sun...they seem to be looking right at you! Adorable plant with a personality all its own, and very easy to care for
Date published: 2012-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning!!! Very easy to grow, beautiful little blooms! As others have said, they have a delightful scent, though it is very faint. They are putting out more blooms than I had expected, which if fantastic! I notice mine have a touch less yellow than the ones in Burpee's pictures, but they are absolutely amazing nonetheless and I will be purchasing the seeds again next year!
Date published: 2011-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cute Blooms I grew these in soil that had the remnants of tulip bulbs. They did really well and didn't take long to get going. I moved them to this cute little birdhouse and they just sprouted out of all the open spaces. It was a nice effect. They vary in size and shape and even have some slight color differences. Some have more purple, others have more yellow, etc. I would definitely buy these again.
Date published: 2009-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Cute! I know this will sound silly, but these flowers cheered me up every time I'd look at them. They look like they have faces with their own little personalities. I tried these and some vincas as my first experience with flower gardening, and I was impressed with the violas. They were easy to maintain, and they produced many more blooms than I expected them to. I used plastic, small-sized flower pots for them, and I would definitely recommend them to an apartment gardener like myself.
Date published: 2009-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous alternative to pansies I love these flowers! They have a delicate sweet fragrance, and do very well in hanging baskets. The flowers are delicate and very abundant... much much more abundant than pansies, and the overall shape of the plant is pleasing to the eye and delicate. I like pansies for cold weather color, but you can't beat violas as an excellent alternative - you don't see them as often and the flowers hold their shape well. These plants flowered well into the hot summer months. Just be sure to keep them pruned somewhat - they get a little "leggy" if you leave them to do what they please. They flower better too with a little trim.
Date published: 2008-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These flowers are cheerfull and so cute! I would recommend these to anyone, they are so easy. I planted seeds about a week ago and I already seeing sprouts in my flower boxes!!
Date published: 2006-06-23
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