Johnny Jump Ups
Johnny Jumps are European wild flowers.
Other Names: Viola Tricolor, Heartsease,
Heart's Ease, Heart's Delight, Tickle-my-Fancy,
Three Faces in a Hood, or Love-in-Idleness, Wild
Species V. tricolor
Johnny Jump Up
Descriptions: Johnny Jump Ups are colorful
Size: Johnny Jump Ups grow in clumps with
flowers that are 2 to 6 inches in height.
Symbolism: Johnny Jump Ups sends a message
that "you occupy my thoughts".
Grow Details: Johnny Jump Ups are easy
to grow and they are related to pansies.
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Soil PH: PH 5.6 to 6.0
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Johnny Jump Ups grow in
clumps with flowers that are 2 to 6 inches
Flower Colors: Yellow, Lavender,
Blue, Purple, White, Orange,
Propagation: Johnny Jump Ups can
be propagated by seed, cuttings or division.
Division/Transplants: Johnny Jump
Ups should be divided every few years.
Blooming Period: April to September
Type: Annual or Perennial
Herbal Remedy Properties: Johnny Jump
Ups have a history in folk medicine of helping
with respiratory problems like: bronchitis, asthma,
and cold symptoms. Johnny Jump Ups have expectorant
properties, and so has been used in the treatment
of chest complaints such as bronchitis and whooping
cough. Johnny Jump Ups are also a diuretic, and
has been used to treat rheumatism and cystitis.
Native Area: Johnny Jump Ups are native
to Spain and the Pyrennes Mountains.
Other: Johnny Jump Ups are edible and
make delightful garnishes.
Johnny Jumps have been used historically to make
yellow, green and blue-green dyes,