Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana 'Jolly Joker'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Jolly Joker

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

Sacramento, California

San Francisco, California

Bellaire, Michigan

Lafayette, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 4, 2005, rh3708 from Westmoreland, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

just found this one at Wal-Mart it is lovely and will mix in with all my others well.
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rh

Positive

On Nov 11, 2002, Bug_Girl from San Francisco, CA wrote:

I have both started them from seed and bought them at Lowe's and they are very successful for me. In fact, mine bloom all year, and are perennials, just like my other Johnny Jump Ups. But, they do get white powder mildew. After about six months, I need to replace them. They will grow under trees, where other annuals won't grow. I have some under my palm tree and in front of my street tree. In San Francisco, they will take full sun.

Positive

On Aug 24, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Jolly Joker' is a striking pansy due to its unusual bloom colors. While the face and lower petals are a bright orange, the upper petals are rich purple. A touch of purple often repeats at the tip of the lower petals. Pinch back spent blooms to keep this plant compact.