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Johnny Jump Up Seeds Viola tricolor

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Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $4.25
1 Ounce $21.95
1/4 Pound $54.95 37%
1 Pound $139.95 60%
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  • Popular perennial groundcover
  • Heirloom pollinator attractor with long-lasting, large Spring blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Product Description

Johnny Jump Up Seeds - Viola cornuta

A tiny bloom with a big history! Immortalized in art and literature, this common European wildflower is known as Pansy, Violet and Viola as well as Johnny-Jump-Up and has been a favorite of gardeners for generations.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Johnny Jump Up Seeds
    Botanical Name:Viola tricolor
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Groundcover with green leaves and pale purple and yellow flowers
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flower Garden, Container Garden
    Color:Purple, Yellow, White
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 4 inches
    Plant Spacing:4-8 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inches
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:200 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Johnny Jump Up

    When to Plant Johnny Jump Up Seeds

    Direct sow in late Summer/early Fall for blooms the following Spring and Summer. Johnny Jump Ups can also be sown in the early Spring, as early as soil can be worked and is still cool to the touch for light blooms by Fall, and full blooming the following Spring.

    Where to Plant Johnny Jump Up Seeds

    Johnny Jump ups do their best in Full Sun conditions, thought they can tolerate Partial Shade as well. In warmer climates, Johnny Jump Ups would be better planted in Partial Shade with protection from the sun during the hottest parts of the day. Johnny Jump Ups can tolerate a variety of different soils.

    How to Plant Johnny Jump Up Seeds

    Direct sow Johnny Jump Up seeds onto the surface of the soil and compress firmly or rake into the soil but do not cover. Johnny Jump Up seeds require sunlight to germinate. Germination is slow, requiring consistently warm soil temperature. Seeds can also be started indoors for transplanting later, though a heating pad is encouraged to stimulate germination. Seeds should be kept moist until germination.

    How to Care for Johnny Jump Up

    Once established, Johnny Jump ups require little to no care. Spent flowers can be pinched off to encourage strong blooming throughout the season. Once your plants have died back, cut down anything that has gone brown and clear your debris. As perennials, Johnny Jump Ups will return the following season.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 5 reviews

Review By

Johnny Jump-Up Violas

I love these cheerful heirloom flowers. Eden Brothers must have high-quality fresh seeds because I've never had so many bloom from a small packet.


Review By

Very pretty

I planted two beds with these. One i never weeded because we decided to put a deck there, the other i weeded. The leaves of this plant look a bit like chick weed so i pulled all of the johnny jump ups out of the bed by mistake. The other bed i didn't weed started to become filled with blooms in a fat bunch of weeds. I am transplanting the jump ups from the one bed to the other. They are doing great. transplanted no problem.... I never claimed to be a horticulturist LOL these are great seeds...


Review By

Makes a nice mothers day gift

Hoping my mom will be happy with these as they are hard to find and buy at local nurseries and make a lovely spreading mat of miniature flowers.


Review By

Wonderful results

These seeds came up beautifully under the grow light. I've planted them, and they're doing well.


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starting to grow now and looking great

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