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ARISAEMA triphyllum

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Felder Rushing

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

ARISAEMA triphyllum

Plant Common Name

Jack-in-the-pulpit

General Description

A familiar wildflower within its native range, Jack-in-the-pulpit is a tuberous herbaceous perennial found throughout eastern North America. In spring, it bears a pale green, white- or purple-striped spathe, over-arched by two large, glossy, three-lobed leaves. The spathe encloses a pale green or purple spadix, which in late summer produces bright orange-red berries.

This plant prefers a shady area with moist, humus-rich, well drained soil. It makes an ideal candidate for the woodland garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White, Green, Purple

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Striped

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No