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Johnny Jump Up Flower Seeds

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  • Packet of flower seeds
  • Perennial plant
  • Viola tricolor
  • Sow early in season
  • Slow germination
  • Plant in partial shade
  • Made in the USA
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    Violas are one of the signature heirloom flowers of this world. There are more than 500 known species, and they are indigenous to every continent except Antarctica. In her book, Heirloom Flowers, Tovah Martin writes, "They were among the first flowers to be grown commercially, sold in the Athens markets in 400BC. Near the end of the 19th century in America, violets were so popular that huge violet farms existed near all of the major cities to supply fresh flowers to the markets. San Francisco boasted the most famous of these farms and along the Hudson River near New York City, vast greenhouses grew the plants throughout the winters.

    In his landmark book, Breck's Book of Flowers, Joseph Breck charmingly discusses the attributes of these flowers, "...an old acquaintance with everyone who has had anything to do with a flower-garden. It begins to open its modest, but lively flowers as soon as the snow clears off in the spring, and continues to enliven the garden till the snow comes again."

    Johnny Jump Ups are hardy, but short-lived perennials that require some shade to perform at their best. The flowers are small, 3/4 inch, miniature pansy-like blossoms that range in color from white to yellow to purple to blue and occasionally a pinkish purple. Seeds can be planted in the fall for spring blooms or the spring for summer and fall blooms. In many areas of the United States, with the mild winters, these plants will bloom throughout the winter.

    Cover the Johnny Jump Up Flower Seeds with 1/4 inch of soil and keep the area slightly moist until germination which can occur in 14-21 days. Thin seedlings to 4 inches between plants. The plants will become dormant in the heat of the summer, but will begin to bloom again when it cools off in the fall. They prefer a highly composted soil and are hardy from Zone 3 to Zone 9.
    Violas are one of the signature heirloom flowers of this world. Johnny Jump Up flowers grow very easily from viola seeds, and once established will even self-sow. There are more than 500 known species, and they are indigenous to every continent except Antarctica. In her book, Heirloom Flowers, Tovah Martin writes, "They were among the first flowers to be grown commercially, sold in the Athens markets in 400BC. Near the end of the 19th century in America, violets were so popular that huge violet farms existed near all of the major cities to supply fresh flowers to the markets.

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