Viola tricolor

Johnny Jump Up, Heartsease, Annual Violet

From tiny ¾-inch Johnny-jump-ups to giant pansy strains with flowers 5 inches across, Violas are beloved garden flowers. Their cheerful, smiling blossoms come in many bright and deep-toned colors, in solid and multi-colored flowers, with contrasting splashes of color and finely detailed whisker-like markings. Use in masses as edging or bedding in combination with spring flowering bulbs. Excellent in woodland and rock gardens, containers and hanging baskets. Flowers are edible and can be used for flavoring candy, tea, cakes and drinks. Johnny-jump-ups add color to salads. Violas love cool weather and continue bloom after light frosts. In hot summer climates, remove plants in early summer. Best in partial shade, but tolerate full sun in cool summer climates. In mild winter climates, plant in fall for winter and spring bloom. Watch for spider mites.
Viola tricolor, Johnny Jump Up, Heartsease, Annual Violet
Short-lived perennial, so treat as an annual. From spring to fall masses of tiny multi-colored blooms in combinations of white, yellow, and shades of purple. Naturalizes in some areas. A favorite for planting over bulbs, such as Daffodils and Tulips.

Attributes - Viola tricolor

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Blue, Purple, White, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Container Plants, Edible, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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