Viola (Johnny Jump-Ups)
Violas - Johnny Jump-Ups (Bent Family Heirloom) (Viola cornuta) These delightful little tri-colour heirloom flowers magically appear everywhere on our heritage farmyard each June. Originally settled by the Bent family in the 1860’s, we are told these are true descents from the original Jane Bent (Mosher) flower gardens of the confederate years. This variety is the true heirloom Johnny Jump-Up, also known as Heart's Ease and European Field Pansy. These miniature pansies are edible and make a wonderful addition to any salad or dessert, or simply a welcoming cheerful flower to any garden.
100 seeds per packet (Approximate) $3.95
Growing Instructions: Viola seeds are very tiny but still need to be sown 5mm (¼”) deep. Cover the tray with a black cloth or plastic to ensure complete darkness prevails until they germinate in around 14 days when bright lights will be necessary to keep plants compact. Space at 15-23cm (6-9″) in the garden row. Germination is variable but somewhat improved with cold stratification for 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator or started outdoors in late fall.