Arisaema triphyllum - Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 1 - 2 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: April, May, June, July

Root: Corm

Habitat: Woodlands

Landscape uses: Woodland garden, Woodland border, Shady border planting, Naturalization 

Complimentary Plants: Foamflower, Pointed-leaf Tick Trefoil, Wild Columbine

Wildlife Value: The flowers are pollinated by flies, berries are a food source for birds

Seed Origin: Ontario

Arisaema triphyllum - Jack-in-the-Pulpit

  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a lovely woodland garden plant.  It grows under a variety of conditions, but does best in rich soil, shady, seasonally wet locations.  The "Jack" is the spongy cylindrical structure, inside a leaf-like structure that is rolled into a deep cup with an overhanging roof, the "pulpit". Smooth shiny green berries form mid-summer and turn a bright red color before the plants go dormant early fall.