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Johnny Jump Up Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $29.95
1 Pound
Price: $99.95

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Quick Overview

This is the much-loved wild violet form native to Europe. Once it is established, it spreads rapidly. Perennial.
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Details
SKU VITG
Common Name Johnny Jump Up
Botanical Name Viola cornuta or Viola tricolor
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, Purple
Estimated Mature Height 4-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 362,873
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Mountainsof Spain and France
Ideal Growing 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.
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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Description
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.

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American MeadowsJohnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB
 
4.4

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Drought-changes everything

    By P

    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 (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

    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.

    By Big Al

    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 (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

      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!

      By Susan

      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 (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

        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!

        By Kory

        from Elizabeth, CO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

          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.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          We'll see!

          By northern gardner

          from Vermont

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

            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.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The sweetest flowers!

            By Susan

            from Midlothian, VA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

              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.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Price!

              By Sarahbeth

              from Bellingham WA

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Patio

                Comments about American Meadows Johnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola cornuta) - 1/4 LB:

                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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