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Arisaema triphyllum

Arisaema triphyllum
jack in the pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum

Common name jack in the pulpit
Family araceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers purple/green (late spring)
Size 2'
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes moist soil
Seed ripensearly October

I've tried several jacks from seed over the years, but this common jack-in-the-pulpit is the only one to thrive so far. This year is its best yet, with good healthy foliage and a strong flower. Fighting for room in the crowded space that is our shade garden, it seems to be holding its own just fine. The leaves unfurl from alienesque burgundy-patterned spear-shaped sheaths. Odd is good.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 garden. Removed seeds from dried berries, baggy 70F (80%G, 15-25d)

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