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Viola tricolor Blue Elf
Viola tricolor Blue Elf
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Viola tricolor Blue Elf

Johnny Jump-Up

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.550.220

(='King Henry') Usually treated as bedding annuals, Johnny Jump-ups will overwinter, or at least self-seed each year. This extremely popular selection has miniature pansy flowers in a deep violet-blue shade, with a tiny yellow eye. Terrific plants for edging in the border or woodland, and in containers. Plants benefit from a light trimming in June, to encourage new growth for a fall display. Sometimes these will flower all winter in climates with mild weather.

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Viola tricolor Blue Elf

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate