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Johnny Jump Up Seeds (Viola tricolor)

$2.95
Item #:
631036
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631036
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

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.

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 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Days to Emerge  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Type 
Full Sun to Part Shade Transplant 1/8" 7-21 6-8" apart 10" Hardy Annual

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