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 at time of shipment - Bulb
ReviewsLisa E. SmallI received my Jack in the Pulpit bulbs and was very pleased with the quality. This was my first order with Native Wild Flowers. The bulbs are very healthy and firm. I am looking forward to seeing them rise from the earth in May!RJB
Interesting plant selectionI was excited to find such an interesting selection of native plants! Looking forward to seeing these emerge in the Spring. I especially like how this nursery ships bare root plants with minimal packaging. I will be ordering from this nursery again!Hal Cohen
Thanks for my healthy plantsThe woodland flowers also arrived healthy and will be looking forward to their emergence next spring. Thanks for providing native ferns and flowers at a reasonable price. Best, Hal Cohen Cornell Oasis Community GardenMary Oakes
They were in great shape and I won't hesitate to buy moreI was very impressed with the quality of the plants I received. They were in great shape and I won't hesitate to order more plants. Thank for your quality plants. Sincerely M. OakesTania
beautiful conditionI won't know til next year if these come up but the condition of these guys when i received them and when i put them in the ground was excellent. I was given great advice for storage until I could plant them. So far so good.
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