Viola Jumping Jack
Jumping Jack Perennial Viola
Details6-8" tall x 6-10" wide. An ever-blooming, perennial Johnny Jump-up type Viola, Viola hybrida 'Balvijac' (‘Jumping Jack’ Perennial Viola) is the latest in breeding from Europe. Both heat and cold hardy, the cheerful purple-and yellow-faced flowers keep coming all growing season. ‘Jumping Jack’ is great for the front of the perennial border and in containers.
HBLA221 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
HBLA251 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
|Common Name||Jumping Jack Perennial Viola|
|Botanical Name||Viola hybrida Balvijac|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Yellow, Purple|
|Mature Height||6-8" tall|
|Mature Spread||6-10" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- Plant Viola in compost enriched, acidic loam. Perennial Sweet Violet is best positioned in a full to partial shade locations. Bedding Violas like full sun to partial shade.
- Mulch with common mulch materials in dry Western climates. Leave un-mulched in moister Eastern climates.
- Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Sweet Violet like regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Bedding Viola need regular summer irrigation, too.
- Deadheading the plants will prolong blooming and prevent unwanted seedlings.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half mix of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. Supplement that with the addition of soil sulfur if foliage is looking chlorotic (yellow). Special comments:
- Sweet violets are semi-evergreen and should not be cut back too hard in spring. A light trimming to remove winter-damaged foliage is sufficient.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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