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PlantFiles: Field Pansy, Johnny Jump Up
Viola bicolor

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: bicolor (BY-kul-ur) (Info)

Synonym:Viola kitaibeliana
Synonym:Viola kitaibeliana var. rafinesquei
Synonym:Viola rafinesquei
Synonym:Viola rafinesquii

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral greenthumb99 On Feb 26, 2012, greenthumb99 from Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Plesant, self-sowing annual.

Johnny-Jump-Up is viola tricolor, a different species.

Positive creekwalker On Dec 7, 2007, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Also called Johnny Jump Up. Flowers range in color from a creamy white to a blue. Lowest petal yellow toward base.

Native Americans used Johnny-jump-up to treat colds, coughs, and headaches.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellendale, Delaware
Brookeville, Maryland
Buffalo, Texas
Longview, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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