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Jack in the Pulpit

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Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with an upright spadix, known as the “Jack,” inside each bloom. The blooms evolve to produce brilliantly-red berries. A truly stunning, unique plant for the shade garden. (Ariseama triphyllum)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early spring
SKU 1FARIS3

Plant Information

One of our best-known native plants, and always a favorite with children, Jack-In-The-Pulpit is quite common in rich woodland. The plants are often solitary, large, and quite striking in the spring woods. The elegant hood curves forward over the Jack, an upright spike inside, creating the preacher in the canopied pulpit design. These treasured plants grow from a bulb, and can do very well in partially shaded perennial borders, growing tall if fertilized, and adding an exotic touch amid otherwise more traditional flower displays. Both the unique bloom and then the bright red berries that follow add a bit of mystery and woodland lore to any garden, and if undisturbed, the plants return faithfully each spring.
Associated SKUs
1ARISG
1FARIS3 (Bag of 3)
1WF3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Jack in the Pulpit
Botanical Name Arisaema triphyllum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large greenish, hooded, tropical-looking bloom with upright spadix (the "Jack") inside. Often streaked with white or brown. Brilliant cluster of holly-red berries follows the flower.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsJack in the Pulpit
 
2.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3)
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    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The bare roots were great !

The Jack in the Pulpit, Red and Pained Trillium arrived in great shape, and came up and did very well after we planted them in the nearby woods. I am expecting bloom maybe...Read complete review

The Jack in the Pulpit, Red and Pained Trillium arrived in great shape, and came up and did very well after we planted them in the nearby woods. I am expecting bloom maybe next year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bulbs did not produce plants.

Bulbs did not produce plants. No signs of life whatsoever. We've had adequate rainfall and bulbs were located in an area that is shaded except very early in the morning.

Bulbs did not produce plants. No signs of life whatsoever. We've had adequate rainfall and bulbs were located in an area that is shaded except very early in the morning.

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5.0

Doing Great for Me in Dry Shade Under White Pines

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from Morgantown, WV

About Me Professional Landscaper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

      I planted my bag of Jack in the Pulpits several years ago and they have gotten more and more vigorous every year. I wanted to leave a review because they are actually planted in very deep, dry shade under mature white pines. Wondering if the drier conditions or acidity might be helping mine along, compared the the results others had.

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      1.0

      disappointed

      By 

      from Buffalo Grove IL

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • did not thrive, then did not survive

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

          Planted in my small woodland garden. The first spring 2 of the 3 came up and had jacks. This spring, no sign of them. I had ordered 3 for a friend at the same time. His also did not appear this spring.

          Out of all the trilliums, jacks, and other woodland plants I ordered 1 1/2 years ago, I have only 1 black cohosh plant this year.

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          1.0

          I'm disappointed

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          from Ann Arbor, MI

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              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

              I'm disappointed. I bought the Jack plants twice. The first 3 plants I received never did anything. So I bought more and the second 3 did nothing either. I planted them in a moist, shady area and still nothing. I expected at least some leaves to sprout because I understand it can a while for a plant to settle in and grow but nothing ever came of the 2 sets of 3 plants I planted.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              So far, so good

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              from Buffalo Grove IL

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              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

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                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  These grew. Out of the 3 planted, 2 made jacks. So I hope next year will be good.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Bulbs did not produce plants.

                  By 

                  from Warrensburg, MO

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  Bulbs did not produce plants. No signs of life whatsoever. We've had adequate rainfall and bulbs were located in an area that is shaded except very early in the morning.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy Jack in the Pulpit again

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                  from Baltimore, Md

                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  Planted them, late in the season but healthy enough to see them next Spring

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The bare roots were great !

                  By 

                  from Clover, SC

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  The Jack in the Pulpit, Red and Pained Trillium arrived in great shape, and came up and did very well after we planted them in the nearby woods. I am expecting bloom maybe next year.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth it

                  By 

                  from Allenhurst, NJ

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • What Did Come Up Petered

                  Best Uses

                  • Woodland

                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  These are terrible, out of the 12 I purchased, only two came up and petered out after about 4 inches and one bloom.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  First experience with jack in the pulpit

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                  from Jacksonville,Fl

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                  Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                  I purchased these last year and the first ones did not make it; AM replaced them and they did okay as far as coming up, only one had a pulpit and to me that means I have hope. This is my first experience with growing them in pots in Florida.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I almost missed them

                  By 

                  from Murphysboro, IL

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                  Pros

                  • They Actually Came Up

                  Cons

                  • Puny Plants

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Jack in the Pulpit:

                    The plants are not vigorous growers. Hopefully, after a few years, they will resemble the Jack-in-the-Pulpits out in the woods.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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