Viola is a genus of the Violet family, and is a common annual flowering spring plant found in gardens around the world. Flowers are heart shaped and are commonly called “Johnny-jump-up”. The plant thrives in full sun or part shade during the early and mid spring. Plant will fade in full during the summer months. During the summer months place plant in ample shade. Violas perform the best during in cool spring and in fall. Remove blooms to encourage continuous blooms throughout the spring. Water plant when dry to the touch. Fertilize once a month or when bloom counts decrease. This plant arrives in a decorative pot.