Johnny jump up, or Heartsease, is a showy, self-seeding annual with small pansy-like flowers, each of them showing three colors: deep purple, yellow, and white. The plant was established in American gardens before 1700, and Thomas Jefferson sowed it at Shadwell on April 1, 1767, calling it "Tricolor". Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Native Distribution: Europe
Start Johnny Jump Up seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant to cell-packs once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Johnny jump up plants grow in all but the hottest and coldest months of the year, and tolerate light frost. Approximately 90 Johnny Jump Up seeds per packet.
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