Johnny Jump Ups - Knowledgebase Question

Johnston, RI
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Question by Salve54
February 26, 1998
Is a viola and Johnny Jump Up the same? And what's the difference between those two and a violet?

Answer from NGA
February 26, 1998
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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