The Q&A Archives: Johnny Jump Ups

Question: Is a viola and Johnny Jump Up the same? And what's the difference between those two and a violet? <br><br>

Answer: Botanically speaking, violas, pansies and violets are all perennials belonging to genus Viola. However, pansies and violas are generally treated as annuals. Johnny Jump Ups are 'Viola tricolor', and are treated as perennials. Sweet Violet, the common violet, is 'Viola odorato', also a perennial. Hope this clears things up for you.

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