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Jack In The Pulpit

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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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  • 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

    Aug 13, 2023 Reviewer: Kathy Addis

    when I was growing up we looked forward to hunting morels every Spring. A big bonus was getting to see all the wildflowers and one of my most favorites were the jack-in-the-pulpits. I'm looking forward to seeing them in my own patch here at home next year. They arrived dormant of course but hopefully they'll be up and blooming. Thank you!

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    Jack in the Pulpit

    Jul 14, 2023 Reviewer: Jean Childree

    I received the bulbs sooner than expected. Well pleased with them. Can't wait to see them shoot up out of the ground.

  • 4
    Jack in the Pulpit

    Jun 13, 2023 Reviewer: Kieran Andersen

    I ordered 5, only received 4.

  • 5
    Jack in the Pulpit

    Jun 10, 2023 Reviewer: Arlene Williams

    Received my order yesterday - I’m very excited to get little bulbs/corms in the ground and anticipate watching them emerge. Thank you for your speeding shipping.

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    Jack in the pulpit

    Jun 09, 2023 Reviewer: Vicki Finch

    Just got them in mail yesterday They look healthy Can’t wait to plant them. I also got Dutchman britches. They came fast and look healthy I have a nice native plant wildflower garden just missing a few plants. These will add to it. Glad I found your website.