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Johnny Jump-Up Helen Mount

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Johnny Jump-Up Helen Mount

Viola cornuta

1/4 gram (approx. 450 seeds)

This cool weather edible flower will bring color your garden and your plate.  The purple, yellow and white blooms evoke sunrise in the mountainous regions in Spain and France to which they are native.

Growing Information

Type: Biennial, perennial.  Johnny Jump-Ups are typically grown as annuals.  They will overwinter in most climates (USDA Zone 4 or warmer) and bloom in fall/winter in mild climates and again the following spring in mild or cold climates. For best results, consult growing guides for your area. 

Seed Depth: 1/8 inch. Barely rake seed into the surface of soil.

Height: 6-12 inches

Spacing: 10 inches

Light: Full sun/Partial shade

Water: Moderate

Soil: Tolerant of a wide variety of soils.  Prefers good drainage.

USDA Zone: 3-10

When to sow: 8-12 weeks before the average last frost for spring/early summer bloom, or in mid-summer for a fall planting.  

Blooming period: Summer (into fall if moisture is available).  Blooms first year after sowing if transplanted.  

Coverage: 1 ounce sows 330 square feet

*Seeds sprout better after a stratification treatment*. Your refrigerator can provide the cool, dark, conditions they need.  Place the pansy seeds on a moistened paper towel and gently fold the paper towel to cover the seeds. Enclose in a plastic re-sealable bag, and refrigerate for 14 to 20 days. Check daily to ensure that the towel is evenly moist (like a wrung out sponge), gently mist with a spray bottle when needed. Plant the seeds in seedling pots and barely cover them with a layer of with a light seeding mix.  Place in a room that stays 65 -70 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep in the dark (a black plastic bag can be placed over the pots).  The plastic can be removed when seeds begin to sprout, generally within two weeks. Transplant as you normally would. 

 

 

 

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