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Johnny Jump Up Viola Seeds

Johnny Jump Up Viola Seeds
Johnny Jump Up Viola Seeds
Our ‘Johnny Jump Up’ Viola seed may also be known as Viola Tricolor, its blossoms being decorated with purple, yellow and white, though there can be 2 or 3 different shades of purple on the same blossom and white may or may not reside on every flower. Its botanical name is Viola cornuta, pronounced kore-NEW-tuh. Resembling butterflies in flight, more than any other variety of flowers, these delicately fragrant blossoms are also edible, often being utilized to make tea and serving as a particularly pretty garnish for salad, dinner or dessert plates. You can even decorate a cake with them! Keeping the spent blossoms plucked will encourage more blooms and a longer blooming period. Approximately 100 seeds per each hand-filled packet.
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Johnny Jump Up Viola Seeds Growing Information

  • Mature Height: 6-10 inches
  • Mature Spread: 6-8 inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Early Spring - Fall (Early Summer in really Warm Climates)
  • Soil Moisture: Moist - Average, Well Drained
  • Soil Type: Widely Adaptable, but prefers Rich
  • Annual in Zones: 1-2 & 10-11
  • Perennial in Zones: 3-9
  • What is my zone?

Viola seeds can be sown directly into the garden, though most growers will use seed starting trays in order to improve the germination rate and more closely monitor temperature. If sowing outdoors, sow them in the late fall or early winter for spring blossoms or as soon as the soil can be worked for early summer blossoms. Viola seed needs darkness to sprout, so cover with 1/8 to 1/4-inch soil and ensure the bed stays moist, not wet. Viola seeds require cool soil temperatures, below 70°F for germination. If sowing indoors, your room temperature between 70 and 75°F will be fine, the growing medium normally being cooler than the ambient air temperature. If using egg or yogurt cartons, put them on a cookie sheet, wrap in plastic and then cover with damp newspaper, checking daily to ensure they stay moist, not wet. Once they sprout, move them to a sunny window and eventually outdoors, acclimating them to both day and nighttime temperatures before planting outdoors permanently. Germination normally takes 8 to 15 days at soil temperatures between 65 to 70°F.

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