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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.

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5.0 Based on 19 reviews
  • 5

    May 06, 2022 Reviewer: David Bennett

    Planted the bulbs/corms last fall times and am now happy to report that my shade garden is experiencing the glorious bloom of Jack! I'm also happy they are the striped kind on the spathe and not just green. Love them!

  • 5
    Jack in the pulpit

    May 05, 2022 Reviewer: Kim Nota

    Received 5 forms that were sprouting a little. Planted and fingers crossed. Fast shipping. Happy with the product and seller.

  • 5
    Jack in the pulpit

    Mar 17, 2022 Reviewer: Margaret

    Bulbs came quickly and they looked very healthy. Looking forward to seeing my new flowers.

  • 5
    Arrived quickly in excellent condition!

    Nov 12, 2021 Reviewer: Suzanne

    Am looking forward to planting them and seeing them come up in the spring!

  • 5
    Jack bulbs

    Jun 02, 2021 Reviewer: Kenny Wyatt

    We have purchased some creeping phlox a few weeks back and they are doing awesome! I am looking forward to seeing these Jack in the Pulpits will do! Very satisfied with the nursery!