Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet woodlands of Eastern North America.
Zones: 3-8 (2-9).
Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, is an excellent woodland garden plant, frequently found in the high upper areas surrounding bogs. The "Jack" is the flower spadix resembling a preacher in the pulpit (pouch shaped spathe). It is a striking, tall, wet woodland plant with vibrant red flower heads. The ripened fruit looks like a cluster of red berries. It is Deer Resistant, and prefers growing in consistently wet, loose rich soils, appreciating shade. It flowers in the Spring. The alkaloids from the plant are considered poisonous to animals. Beginning gardeners sometimes confuse Jack-in-the-Pulpit for a Pitcher Plant.
Plants are at or near flowering size. They are shipped live, potted during the growing season, and shipped as a dormant corm during it's dormant season. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 8" - 24+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: Humus, Lady's Slipper Mix.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5.
Light: Filtered Sun to Partial Shade.
Use: Early Spring Ephemeral and Fall color on bog garden edge or woodland garden.