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Jack In The Pulpit

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Product Code: JIP
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Jack in the Pulpit

(Arisaema triphyllum), also called Indian turnip, is a unique perennial that is native to North America. It has a tall stalk, called a spathe, which is shaped like a hood and curls forward. Tucked inside the hood is a small upright spike, reminiscent of a preacher inside a pulpit. The hood is a lovely blending of colors, including green, brown, cream and burgundy. In some plants, the colors are softly swirled together, while in others they have a striped appearance. During late summer or early fall, the spathe falls away and is replaced by a cluster of vibrant crimson berries.

 This plant grows from 1 to 2 feet tall and reaches a diameter of about 2 feet. It thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. Jack in the pulpit prefers part to full shade and fertile, evenly moist soil. It is an ideal choice for parts of the landscape with poor drainage, where fussier plants cannot survive.

 Jack in the pulpit is an attractive addition to shade gardens and is beautiful when paired with more traditional plants, such as hostas and ferns.

It is also a good selection for woodland, bog or rain gardens, as these are very similar to this perennial's native habitat. They are such a unique plant that all who pass by will stop and look at this amazing plant.

This perennial grows from a corm. This wildflower is native to Tennessee and many other areas in the US. The Jack-In-The-Pulpit gets its name from the distinct shape of its bloom. This plant can be found growing wild in moist woodlands. This perennial needs partial to full shade. Growing anywhere between 6-30 inches in height. Parts of the plant attract wildlife for feeding, but this plant is toxic to humans. This plant ships bare root year round.

Jack in the Pulpit ships bare root.

  • USDA Zones 4-9
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Green
  • Season: Spring-Summer
  • Height: 8-10 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Bulb
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 34 reviews
  • 5
    Nice Seeds

    Feb 19, 2024 Reviewer: Janet Vallar-Gillette

    Planted them right before we got a liight snow. Hope to see them come up this spring. Thank you. Love this plant.

  • 1
    Jack in pulpit
    Jan 13, 2024

    Reviewer: Unknown

    I ordered in Nov. Got them in Jan. I don't even remember how many I was supposed to get. I got one normal size bulb and 3 tiny ones. Hopefully they bloom.

  • 5
    Can't Wait

    Dec 10, 2023 Reviewer: Ann Williams

    I love finding Jack in the Pulpit when hiking. I'm eager to see it in my wooded backyard. Roots looked healthy upon arrival. Just can't wait for spring!

  • 5
    Healthy looking

    Nov 11, 2023 Reviewer: Andy

    Rhizomes arrived looking healthy.

  • 5
    Growing in the woods around my parents home

    Sep 28, 2023 Reviewer: Marjorie Wolson

    I live in Northern Virginia, near the Potomac River and was thrilled to find a nursery that had the wide variety of native plants that I was used to seeing in the woods around our home as a child. My order arrived in good condition in today's mail. I have planted them all in areas similar to where I remember them growing long ago. I really appreciate Native Wildflowers Nursery shipping my order in the correct season for planting. I have high hopes for a beautiful spring!