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Johnny jump-up

Viola tricolor  • 

Photo: Johnny jump-up

Photo: Johnny jump-up
Photo: Johnny jump-up
Photo: Johnny jump-up

General description

This annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial is grown for its long season of pansy flowers in shades of purple, blue, yellow, and white. Viola tricolor is pretty in containers, as edging, or as a companion for bulbs. It self-seeds readily.

Plant requirements

Grow in full sun or part shade in fertile, organically rich, moist but well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly.

Maintenance

Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring. Also self-seeds freely.

Practical use

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Properties

Height
1 - 20 cm
Color
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Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy