Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Botanical Name: Arisaema triphyllum

En Français: Ariséma triphylle


Colour: Green, Red

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 in heavy clay soils. May be grown from seed, but takes five years for plant to flower.

Best left undisturbed in the shady woodland garden, wild garden or native plant garden.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Birds, Mammals

Sun/Shade: Shade

Planting and Care Considerations

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.

Spring beauty, wild ginger, Jacob's ladder, bloodroot, wild geranium, Mayapple, maidenhair fern, white baneberry, wild leek

Spread: up to 36cm

Water: Medium to wet

Best Soil: 

Growth Habit: Develops berries in summer