Johnny Jump Up Seeds

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This wild violet is loved in gardens all over the world and once established, can spread rapidly. The iconic blooms are a cheerful purple and yellow with a white ‘face,’ resembling the pansy. Growing to be only 4-12” tall, this is a staple at the edge of the meadow or underneath trees. If planted in partial shade, Johnny Jump Ups can bloom all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to fall
SKU VITG
This famous little plant sports a cheery purple, yellow and white “face”, reminding us of pansies. It is mentioned by Shakespeare, and also in Greek mythology, where it is said to have once been pure white, until wounded with one of Cupid’s arrows. A great, permanent species for the edges or front of any wild meadow, and very useful under high trees. (If planted in partial shade, it can bloom all season.)

* also often called Viola tricolor.

Associated SKUs
VITG
VITQP (1/4 Pound)
VITLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Johnny Jump Up
Botanical Name Viola cornuta or Viola tricolor
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, Purple
Mature Height 4-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to fall
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 362,873
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Mountainsof Spain and France
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Patio (3)
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5.0

Drought-changes everything

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from Oroville, CA

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • Needs Extensive Watering

Best Uses

  • Erosion Control

Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

This is NOT about a specific product. Due to the drought and extreme heat it has changed all the rules. I love (5-4stars) all of American Meadows products. One thing I want to mention to all is that American Meadows listens. I had asked a few times, perhaps others as well, asked for a wildflower blend for our specfic area, the "Sacramento Valley". They made one and I'm very pleased with it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice in my rock garden.

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from Dayton, NV

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Does well in clay

    Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

    I enjoy them in my rock garden. They do well in the high desert.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Success!

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    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Erosion Control

      Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

      These are perhaps the only wildflower seeds that survived the attack of the sparrows! They came up quickly in the fall, made it through our mild California winter and are blooming profusely right now. They like the shady/partly sunny spot they are in.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love this little flower!

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      from Elizabeth, CO

      About Me Avid Gardener

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

        These are great looking little flowers that do pretty well, once established. They do not spread to well where I live because growing conditions are pretty harsh, but I love them where I have them.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        We'll see!

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        from Vermont

        About Me Avid Gardener

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        Pros

        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

          This is a great filler for areas on a slope. I have a rock garden and they seem to be coming in nicely and filling up the empty spaces.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The sweetest flowers!

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          from Midlothian, VA

          About Me Getting Started

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

            We planted these seeds in pots and planters. They bloomed profusely all summer long last year. We have ordered more for this summer. We love the small purple and white blooms. There was a large pot on our front porch that was delightful to look at each time we came home last summer and fall.

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            (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Price!

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            from Bellingham WA

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            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

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              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds:

              I am going to be giving these seeds as favors at my upcoming wedding and I was so excited to see you selling so many for such a good price. I think this will be enough but if it is not I am defiantly going to buy more from here!

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              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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