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Johnny Jump-up

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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2002 Feb 21 to 2002 Jun 212003 Apr 4 to 2003 Jul 182004 Mar 8 to 2004 Jun 82005 Feb 9 to 2005 Jun 172006 Mar 16 to 2006 Jul 42007 Mar 13 to 2007 Jun 142008 Mar 17 to 2008 Jun 172009 Mar 9 to 2009 Jun 252010 Apr 6 to 2010 Jun 282011 Mar 17 to 2011 Jun 142012 Mar 18 to 2012 Jun 152013 Mar 21 to 2013 Jun 192014 Apr 3 to 2014 Jun 252015 Apr 29 to 2015 Jun 232016 Mar 22 to 2016 Jun 172017 Feb 12 to 2017 Jun 30
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