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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:Annual, Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Groundcover with green leaves and pale purple and yellow flowers
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Dry Area 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

    About Pansies

    Pansies are annuals or short-lived perennials, growing to be 6-12" tall, depending on the variety. These gorgeous blooms grow in shades of yellow, red, mahogany, blue, purple, pink, orange, white, and black!

    When to Plant Pansy Seeds

    Start seeds indoors about 10-12 weeks before the last frost date.

    Where to Plant Pansy Seeds

    Pansies are a part shade lover, and is best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.8-7.2. They can tolerate full sun in cool climate areas. Add mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.

    How to Plant Pansy Seeds

    Sow seeds about 1/2" deep and cover lightly with peat moss, as darkness is required for germination which typically happens within 7-10 days after sowing. You can move your seedlings into your outdoor garden after all threat of frost has passed. When transplanting into your garden, seedlings should be spaced 9-12" apart.

    How to Care for Pansies

    Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering season and use a balanced liquid fertilizer about once a month. Cut back leggy plants to revitalize. Be mindful of pests and act quickly to avoid plants damage. Common pests include slugs, snails, spider mites, and powdery mildew. Fortunately, pansies are deer resistant.

    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...


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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.


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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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