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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.
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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: 
February 21, 2002 to June 21, 2002April 4, 2003 to July 18, 2003March 8, 2004 to June 8, 2004February 9, 2005 to June 17, 2005March 16, 2006 to July 4, 2006March 13, 2007 to June 14, 2007March 17, 2008 to June 17, 2008March 9, 2009 to June 25, 2009April 6, 2010 to June 28, 2010March 17, 2011 to June 14, 2011March 18, 2012 to June 15, 2012March 21, 2013 to June 19, 2013April 3, 2014 to June 25, 2014April 29, 2015 to June 23, 2015March 22, 2016 to June 17, 2016February 12, 2017 to June 30, 2017March 16, 2018 to June 28, 2018May 2, 2019

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