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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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Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Ellendale, Delaware

Benton, Kentucky

Brookeville, Maryland

Buffalo, Texas

Longview, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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.