Seeds - Viola, Johnny Jump Up
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Description: A true garden classic that never goes out of fashion! Like all violas, can be used as an edible garnish. Plants are exceedingly free-blooming from spring through late autumn.
Pack Size: 250 seeds
Latin Name: Viola x williamsiana
Alternative Names: Heartsease
Main Uses: Ornamental, Edible flowers
Zone Hardiness: Zone 3, biennial
Exposure: Part sun
Height: 15 cm (6 inches)
Flower Color: Purple and yellow
Flowering Time: Spring through fall, if dead-headed
Germination: 7 - 14 days at 21° C.
Sowing Indoors: 12 - 14 weeks before last frost date. Sow 2 - 3 seeds per cell or plug. For best results, fertilize right from first watering with a kelp based fertilizer such as Sea Magic™. Seeds germinate best in the dark.
Planting depth: 1/8” deep. Cover lightly with soil.
Pruning: Dead-head flowers regularly to encourage constant reblooming.
Growing in Containers: Excellent choice for pots 6" and up.
Fertilizing (Containers): After transplant, avoid high nitrogen fertilizers in favour of balanced compost - this will encourage better flower set and yield.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Excellent choice for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in average garden soil, amended with compost on an annual basis. No additional fertilizing required.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, then water deeply as conditions require.
Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors