Johnny Jump Up

Johnny Jump Up

Sometime will be sold as Viola
Viola cornuta (Violaceae)

A compact annual or short-lived perennial pictured here in a container. This variety has been used extensively in floral gardens. Johnny Jump Up will easily reseed in garden beds and appear each spring.  The vibrant blooms are deep purple and yellow, creating a solid carpet of color for weeks. Prefers partial shade to full sun in rich, well-drained soil. Can be purchased as beding plants or seed. Use is in small beds to acreage.

Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 7-10 inches
Germination: 14-21 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65-75F
Sowing depth: 1/16″
Blooming period: March-August
Average seeds per pound: 408,000
Seeding rate: 4 lbs. per acre
Suggested use: Around the base of trees, flower beds, containers, borders.
Miscellaneous: Keeping the faded blossoms picked will prolong the blooming period.

Johnny Jump Up Violas

Grows in partial to full shade. Blooms in spring in shades of purple, rose, yellow, and white. Spreads aggressively and re-seeds. Deadheading will increase the bloom time. Drought tolerant.