Johnny Jump-up

Viola tricolor

[viola_tricolor]

Johnny-jump-up, or Heart's Ease, is a showy annual with small pansy-like flowers, each showing three colors: deep purple, yellow, and white. The plant was established in America before 1700, and Jefferson sowed it at Shadwell, his birthplace, on April 1, 1767.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Purple, Yellow, White Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it: 38.010321,-78.452608

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Blooming Dates 2002: Feb 21 – Jun 212003: Apr 4 – Jul 182004: Mar 8 – Jun 82005: Feb 9 – Jun 172006: Mar 16 – Jul 42007: Mar 13 – Jun 142008: Mar 17 – Jun 172009: Mar 9 – Jun 252010: Apr 6 – Jun 282011: Mar 17 – Jun 142012: Mar 18 – Jun 152013: Mar 21 – Jun 192014: Apr 3 – Jun 25