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Johnny Jump-up
Viola cornuta*


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Johnny Jump-up,Viola cornuta* Picture
About Johnny Jump-up (Viola cornuta*)
Height: Under 1 ft.
Flower Color: Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Violet-like
Bloom Time: Early and mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? Yes.
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Johnny Jump-up's native range?
  Indigenous To: Mtns. Of Spain and France
Where Johnny Jump-up is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Johnny Jump-up (Viola cornuta*)
  Soil preference: Adaptable, but prefers rich soil.
  Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  Moisture Requirements: Tolerates heavy moisture, but must be well-drained.
  Instructions: Plant Johnny Jump-up seed in spring or fall, and choose a place with rich soil and plenty of moisture, but good drainage. Unlike most wildflowers, this one needs darkness to germinate, so a very thin covering of soil over the seed is recommended. Once established, this species often spreads rapidly, but is always loved, not hated for its spreading habits.

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