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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Shade to Part Sun||April, May, June||Brown, white stripes, Green||12 to 24||Average
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-Pulpit Photo by cj
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Arisaema triphyllum, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, is a charming plant with very unusual foliage and flower. This plant grows up to 4 feet tall with a single leaf divided into 3 leaflets. Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-Pulpit seeds are in a shiny cluster of bright orange red fruit in the fall. The unique shape and color of Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-Pulpit make it an excellent choice for the shade or woodland wildflower garden where it should be planted in rich soil and shade to partial shade. The unusual foliage & flowers of Arisaema triphyllum, Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants will be an exotic & excellent addition to the shade garden.
Arisaema (air-uh-SEE-muh) = Name refers to the plant's resemblance to the Arum family and haima (blood); referring to some species bearing red blotches
triphyllum (try-FIL-um)= refers to the plant having three leaves
Native wild Arisaema triphyllum, (Jack-in-the-Pulpit) plants should be planted in rich soil and shade to partial shade. The unusual foliage of Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants will be an exotic & excellent addition to the shade garden.
Plant Jack-in-the-Pulpit with other native woodland wildflowers like Columbine Green Dragon American Spikenard Goat's Beard Wild Ginger Wild Geranium Virginia Bluebells Woodland Phlox Jacob's Ladder Bloodroot Celandine Poppy Woodland Spiderwort Purple Trillium White Trillium Blue Cohosh Black Cohosh Shooting Star Ginseng Christmas Fern Dutchman's Breeches
The delightfully unusual flowers of our native wild Arisaema triphyllum,
Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants bloom in
April, May, June, and July in moist shade along rocky
slopes in woods, ravines, and along bluffs. In the flower garden it is best grown in humusy, medium to wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade.
Jack in the pulpit does best in constantly moist soil rich in organic matter and does poorly in heavy clay soils. This native wildflower is somewhat uncommon and should be left alone in the wild.
Jack-in-the pulpit is similar to Arisaema dracontium Green Dragon, both plants go dormant in the summer, with the mature plants producing red berries visible in mid to late summer. Roots contain calcium oxalate and are poisonous in an uncooked state.
The map below
shows areas where wild Arisaema
plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over
a much wider area than shown.
USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9.
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Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.