Jack in the Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

  • Native Jack in the pulpit.
  • After a dramatic two week spring emergence as a pointed spike in May, the arrow shaped leaves unfurl to reveal "Jack" in his pulpit.
  • In summer, brilliant red fruit remain.
  • Ephemeral.
  • Deer resistant.
  • Moist, well drained soils in pt. shade/ shade.

Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 4-9

Interesting Notes about Arisaema triphyllum:

Best grown in fertile, medium to wet soil in part shade to full shade. Needs constantly moist soil rich in organic matter. Does poorly in heavy clay soils. May be grown from seed, but takes five years for plant to flower.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Shade/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained
» Wet Soil/Wetlands

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring