Johnny Jump Up Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream = 'Pas211786' (Sorbet Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
pansy [Sorbet Blueberry Cream]


The Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, part of the Sorbet Series, features a captivating blend of colors. The flowers exhibit a unique combination of hues, with petals that display shades of lavender-blue blending outwards from the center. The central part of each petal is marked by a creamy-yellow color, creating a soft contrast that resembles the tones of blueberries and cream mixed in a delightful swirl. The plant produces an abundance of these charming flowers that create a colorful display. The foliage is typically green, forming a lush backdrop for the pastel flowers, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of delicate beauty to their floral arrangements or garden beds.

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Viola, Pansy, Horned Violet, Sorbet Blueberry Cream Viola

    • Common names

      Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream 'Pas211786'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Violas, including the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, are generally considered non-toxic to humans. They are often used as edible flowers to garnish salads and desserts. There is no significant toxicity associated with ingestion of this plant, and therefore no symptoms or consequences typically associated with poisoning from violas are expected.

    • To pets

      Violas, including the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, are also generally regarded as non-toxic to pets. They are not known to contain any substances that are harmful to dogs, cats, or other domestic animals. Therefore, ingestion of this plant should not cause any significant symptoms or toxicity in pets. However, it is always possible for an individual animal to have a unique reaction or sensitivity, so monitoring your pet and consulting with a veterinarian if any unusual symptoms arise is recommended.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      0.5 feet (15 cm)

    • Spread

      0.5 feet (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream (Sorbet Series) offers vibrant blue and cream-colored flowers that can enhance the visual appeal of gardens, containers, and landscapes.
    • Extended Bloom Time: This plant typically has a long flowering season, providing beautiful blooms from early spring through fall.
    • Low Maintenance: The plant is known for being easy to care for, requiring minimal upkeep to maintain its appearance and health.
    • Cold Tolerance: It is hardy in cooler climates and can withstand frost, making it a versatile choice for gardens in various regions.
    • Compact Growth: With its compact growth habit, this viola is suitable for small spaces, borders, and can be grown in containers or hanging baskets.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: The flowers attract beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Educational Tool: The Viola can be used as an educational tool in schools or workshops to teach about plant biology, hybridization, and pollination techniques.
    • Photography Subject: Due to their striking coloration and patterns, Violas are often used as subjects for macro photography and botanical artistry.
    • Confetti: Dried Viola petals can serve as biodegradable confetti for eco-friendly celebrations.
    • Ice Cubes: Freeze the petals in ice cubes for a decorative touch in cold beverages during special events.
    • Crafting: Pressed Viola flowers can be used in scrapbooking, card making, or as embellishments in other crafts.
    • Color Inspiration: The unique shades of Violas can provide inspiration for artists and designers in creating color palettes for various projects.
    • Flower Arranging: Often used in informal flower arranging classes to teach asymmetry and color balance due to their variety of hues.
    • Creative Cooking: Use Viola flowers to decorate cakes or as an ingredient in floral-infused syrups for culinary arts.
    • Table Setting: Violas can be used as part of table decorations for weddings or banquets, adding a touch of elegance.
    • Plant Dye: The petals of the Viola can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics or crafting materials.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The pansy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The pansy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Violas, in general, are associated with love and are often exchanged to express romantic feelings.
    • Innocence: Their delicate appearance symbolizes innocence, suggesting purity and simplicity.
    • Remembrance: The viola can signify remembrance, often used to convey that someone holds a special place in one's thoughts.
    • Healing: Historically, violas were used in medicine and herbal remedies, symbolizing healing and restoration.
    • Dreaminess: Some cultures believe violas have the power to lure the wearer into a dreamlike state, representing introspection and fantasy.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The common pansy, including the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, should be watered regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. During active growth periods, such as spring and autumn, watering may be needed once or twice a week depending on weather conditions. It is best to water the plant deeply with approximately one gallon per square foot every week, allowing the water to reach the roots without flooding the plant. In hot and dry periods, increase the frequency of watering, ensuring that the top inch of the soil doesn't dry out completely. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the soil become completely dry.

  • sunLight

    Pansies, such as the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, thrive best in full to partial sunlight. Ideally, they should be positioned where they can receive at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Morning sunlight with afternoon shade is perfect for hotter climates to prevent overheating, while in cooler regions, a spot that captures sunlight most of the day is beneficial.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Pansies, including the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, prefer cool temperatures and can generally withstand frosty conditions. They can survive in temperatures as low as 20°F and as high as 75°F, but they truly flourish when the temperature stays between 40°F and 60°F. Pansies can be damaged by heat if temperatures consistently exceed 75°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning pansies, including the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, involves deadheading spent flowers to encourage more blooms and prevent the plant from going to seed. Deadhead regularly, at least every 2 to 3 weeks. The best time to prune for shaping is in the late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Pansies like Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 5.4 and 5.8. For best results, mix loamy garden soil with compost and peat moss to enhance nutrients and drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Pansies, including Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, typically do not require frequent repotting. They can be repotted annually or biannually if they outgrow their containers or if the soil needs refreshing.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Pansies such as Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream prefer moderate humidity levels. They can tolerate a range of humidity conditions but should be protected from excessively dry or overly damp environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light, and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Partial sun to full sun; shelter from extreme heat.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Viola 'Sorbet Blueberry Cream' begins with seed germination in cooler temperatures, typically in the early spring or late autumn. The seedlings then develop into compact plants, growing rosettes of leaves close to the ground. As they mature, these violas produce numerous small, colorful flowers that showcase their signature blueberry and cream bi-colored petals. Throughout the growing season, they continue to bloom, often with a peak in the cooler periods of spring and fall. After flowering, if not deadheaded, they can produce capsules containing seeds that may self-sow under favorable conditions. The plants go dormant in extreme heat or cold but can overwinter and return the following season in mild climates.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream, commonly known as the Pansy, is through seed. To propagate pansies from seed, begin by sowing the seeds in trays or pots filled with well-draining seed starting mix during late winter, around 14 to 16 weeks before the last frost date. The seeds require darkness to germinate, so cover them lightly with soil or a thin layer of vermiculite. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged at a temperature around 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 21 degrees Celsius). Germination typically occurs within 10 to 20 days. After seedlings have developed true leaves and are large enough to handle, transplant them to individual pots before eventually moving them outside once all danger of frost has passed and they have been properly hardened off.