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Scientific Name: Viola tricolor L.
Family: Violaceae
Johnny-Jump-Up (Viola tricolor)
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Johnny-Jump-Up late April in Phoenix
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: All zones as annual

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Cool season only in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade. Full sun in Phoenix will kill it after June

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Annual or short lived perennial to 8 inches tall (20 cm) plant 6 inches apart (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds

The species name "tricolor" comes from the Latine for "3-colored".

Cultural Practices:
Starts seeds inside, and set out 10-week-old plants in the fall, 6 inches apart (15 cm). In Phoenix they will stop blooming and start showing stress when the nights get really warm in May.

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