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Johnny Jump Up Seeds

SKU: AM015906
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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.
key features
Botanical Name
Viola tricolor
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Rock Gardens


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.