Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Viola tricolour (Tricolor Group) 'Johny Jumpup'
This plant has no fragrance
Pansy 'Johny Jumpup' Overview
Viola tricolour 'Johny Jumpup' (Tricolor Group) is commonly known as Pansy 'Johny Jumpup' as well as Heartsease. As its name implies, heartsease has a long history of use in herbalism. Johnny Jump-ups will overwinter, or at least self-seed each year. Great for edging or borders. Uses: Culinary, medicinal
Common problems with Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Violas are prone to mosaic viruses, downy mildew, powdery mildew, crown and root rot, rust, Botrytis, spot anthracnose, and other fungal leaf spots. Also common are slugs, snails, aphids, and violet leaf midges. Try to keep the foliage dry.
How to harvest Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Pick flowers when available.
How to propagate Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Sowing time during spring. Spacing between 15 - 20 cm at a sowing depth of 3 mm in spring. Also self-seeds.
Special features of Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Other uses of Pansy 'Johny Jumpup'
Traditionally to treat heart conditions (hence the name heartsease), but also made into a tea and drunk for a feverish cold, as a blood purifier and to tone blood vessels, especially the small vessels
Pick the flowers freshly opened and leave in cold water to swell up slightly before topping salads. To crystallise flowers for desserts, brush with egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar.