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Johnny Jump-Ups

Viola tricolor. With their mild, wintergreen-mint flavor, Johnny Jump-Up blossoms are a prized, decorative edible from olden days. Often the crowning ornamental touch on Victorian tea sandwich spreads, these diminutive flowers are also strewn on cheese platters and dessert plate rims, candied for cake garnish or frozen in ice cubes for summer drinks. Start them indoors ten to twelve weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 4-8. Spring- and summer-flowering. Height: 12". Check out our Edible Flower Garden on our Collections page.

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

The Edible Flower Garden

Other than their inherent beauty for pure enjoyment, our edible flowers have many purposes: all perform well in the garden, most work well as cutting flowers and all are distinctive ingredients or garnishes in special recipes. The Collection contains one packet of each of the following at about 10% off regular prices:
  • Frosted Queen Bachelor's Buttons Mix (~100 seeds)
  • Cottage Pinks Single Mix (~1,000 seeds)
  • Borage (~100 seeds)
  • Paprika Signet Marigolds (~300 seeds)
  • Flashback Calendula Mix (~65 seeds)
  • Peach Melba Nasturtiums (~45 seeds)
  • Johnny Jump-Ups (~400 seeds)


  • Catalog #9300
    $21.95
    • Buy 50 for $19.75 each and save 11%

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    $21.95

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