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Arisaema triphyllum

Native Plants


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In the lush growth of early spring, the emergence of Jack-in-the-pulpit is among the most anticipated events. Atop 1-2′ tall green or mottled stems with trifoliate leaves is a narrow cup-like structure (spathe) colored green and white, streaked with purple. Inside the spathe hides a white cylinder-shaped floral structure (spadix) that develops into  bright orange-red fruit in late summer. Jack-in-the-pulpit is a coveted woodland garden plant adapted to partial shade to shade in average to moist, slightly acidic soils. It is best used in naturalistic gardens, combining well with Mertensia virginica, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Caulophyllum thalictroides, Polystichum acrostichoides and Osmundastrum cinnamomeum.

More Details

  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    partial-shade, shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    orange, red