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Jack In The Pulpit

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$5.79
Color
Red,
Categories
Perennials
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Border Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Border Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Jack in the pulpit

    Posted by Schmitt on Jul 09 , 2020

    VERY fast and very good service!

  • 5
    Jack in the pulpit

    Posted by Erin Manson on Aug 15 , 2019

    Very pleased with this plant. Looks wonderful with other wild flowers.

  • 5
    Jack in the pulpit

    Posted by Janet Oliver on Aug 15 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Jack in the Pulpit- Arisaema triphyllum is a Full to Partial Shade Woodland Plant

For sheer drama, Jack in the Pulpit comes through every time. Even better, it’s one of those rare perennials for shaded, damp areas that actually adds some color to the landscape. And, given its height of up to 2 feet, this spreading perennial also brings the drama.

Whether in the most naturalistic, wild settings or as a foundation planting, Jack in the Pulpit casts a fragile, fairy tale-like mood, with its wavy, hooded flowers presenting stripes of purple, green and/or white on tall stems. But this hardy perennial is anything but fragile.

When the plant first emerges from the ground in early spring, it provides welcome greenery. But the show really starts around May (depending on your climate). That’s when the “pulpit” -- the tall, decorative spike -- emerges from the leaves. Ultimately, it forms a hood around its spike of tiny flowers, or the “Jack.”

As the weather cools, mature colonies of Jack in the Pulpit will produce “bouquets” of bright red berries. The berries tend to be appreciated by wild turkeys and other wildlife that might be strolling by.

Technically the showiest part of Jack in the Pulpit is not its flower, but rather that plant part known as the spathe, which encloses the flowering spike, or spadix. But technicalities aside, the Jack in the Pulpit is a stunning plant, giving the impression of a hothouse orchid thriving in a woodland environment.

Give Jack in the Pulpit the Damp Shade it Craves

Aside from its dramatic silhouette and striped, swirling “flowers,” gardeners prize Jack in the Pulpit because of its preference for boggy, shady situations. This is not the perennial to place in your average sunny garden bed. Instead, grow Jack in the Pulpit where it is reliably moist, at least during the spring and summer. It also requires part shade or deep shade.

These days, many homeowners are establishing rain gardens to take advantage of water from their drainpipes, or from that annoying “dip” in the lawn, rather than diverting all of it away. This is one area where Jack in the Pulpit can thrive, especially if it’s near a foundation or walkway on the shady part of the house, or near some shade-casting trees.

The perennial flower will also grow under plants that most other botanicals find toxic, such as the black walnut tree. In fact, Jack in the Pulpit plants tend to shrug off plant disease and insect pests.

This Perennial Needs Minimal Care

Not surprisingly, this wildflower doesn’t need much in the way of care. Space them at least 6 inches apart in a damp part of your property where it won’t get much, if any, sun. If your soil is on the alkaline side, peat moss or wood chip mulch will add the acidity this woodland flower loves. Beyond that, leave Jack in the Pulpit as undisturbed as possible so that it can be at its showy best.

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