Jack-in-the-pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Photo/Illustration: 
Lee Ann White
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Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
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Synonyms:  Arisaema atrorubens
Genus:  Arisaema
A favorite of children, Jack-in-the-pulpit is a tuberous perennial producing one or two leaves, each divided into three narrow leaflets. But it's best known for its spring to early summer display of hooded, green spathes—Jack's pulpit—which are often striped with purple. Autumn brings clusters of densely packed, showy red berries.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained soil rich in humus with a neutral to acidic pH. Plant tubers 2-10 inches deep in autumn or spring; they prefer somewhat dry conditiions during their winter dormancy. Mulch in winter.
Propagation:  Remove offsets in autumn, allow to self sow.
Problems:  Damage from slugs and vine weevils. Susceptible to rust, anthracnose, leaf blight, and dasheen mosaic virus.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Early Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Green Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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