Johnny Jump-Up Seeds

These delicately fragrant flowers are edible and make delightful garnishes.

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$2.50

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These delicately fragrant flowers are edible and make delightful garnishes. They are very winter hardy and are cheerful surprises in the cool months. Johnny Jump-Ups are tricolored in bright purple, yellow and white. They will re-bloom in fall if cut back in the heat of summer, and grow well in containers.

Sometimes known as 'Heartsease' and 'Love-in-idleness,' this wildflower is native to Spain and the Pyrenees mountains. It is most likely the flower referenced by the fairy king Oberon in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which is said, when applied to the eyelids of a sleeping individual, to make them fall in love with the next creature they see upon awakening.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Viola tricolor
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height Under 6 in. (15 cm)
Plant Spacing 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 2b: to -40F, USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade, Full Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow, Purple, White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Fall/Early Winter, Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Late Winter/Early Spring
Foliage Evergreen
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50