Viola Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack Perennial Pansy

An ever-blooming, perennial Johnny Jump-up type Viola, Viola hybrida 'Balvijac' (‘Jumping Jack’ Perennial Viola) is both heat and cold hardy and flowers all season with purple and yellow faced flowers.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Plants for Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size6-8" tall 6-10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
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SKUHC016243

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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6-8" 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.
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SKU
HC016243
Common Name
Jumping Jack Perennial Pansy
Botanical Name
Viola hybrida Balvijac
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Mature Spread
6-10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants for Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Viola (Violet) are a group of annual and perennial flowers native primarily to the Northern Hemisphere, but does not include African violets which are members of another genus.

Preferred growing conditions:
  • 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.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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