Jacks can often be seen in early spring in moist woodland habitats bursting from the forest floor. The plant forms clusters of red berries in late summer and lingers into fall. Best grown in fertile, medium to wet soil in part shade to full shade. Needs constantly moist soil rich in organic matter. Does poorly...
Botanical Name: Arisaema triphyllum
Nom Français: Ariséma triphylle
Bloom colour: Green | Red
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 2 feet (70 cm)
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba
It grows well in hardiness zones:
damp deciduous woods, pond edges, thickets
Water requirement: Medium to wet
As easy as growing Jack-in-the-pulpit flower is, so is its care as well. The plant’s survival depends on a moist, organically rich soil. Work a generous amount of compost in to the soil before planting and fertilize annually with additional compost.
Develops berries in summer
Spread: up to 36cm
Native to Canada
Styling and Use
Spring beauty, wild ginger, Jacob's ladder, bloodroot, wild geranium, Mayapple, maidenhair fern, white baneberry, wild leek
GardeningCalendar.ca is supported by its readers and advertisers. If you purchase through a link on this site, the site may earn a commission.
If you like the work we are doing, you can also support the site by becoming a member.