Arisaema - Jack in the Pulpit and Cobra Lilies for the Shade Garden

Arisaema - Jack in the Pulpit and Cobra Lilies for the Shade Garden

By Published April 13, 2013 Updated June 13, 2022

Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.

The genus Arisaema is a member of the aroids family, a group of exotic flowering shade plants that includes philodendron and calla lilies. Arisaema species are also known as jack-in-the-pulpit or cobra lily, depending on the plant. Those species which have a pitcher-shaped flower sheath (spathe) with an upright spadix are called jack-in-the-pulpit. Those with a spathe like a cobra head are known as cobra lilies.

Arisaema species are woodland plants that range in height around 1' tall to 3-4'. Arisaema arise from a fall/winter dormant underground tuber or rhizome. Arisaema flowers emerge in spring on a stalk known as a pseudostem. Some species of jack-in-the-pulpit (A. sikokianum and A. urashima) have a silver pattern overlaying their normally green leaves. When you see the silver-leaved jack-in-the-pulpit for sale you need to act fast and order early because they always sell out fast.

Plant Delights Nursery has one of the best collections of arisaema for sale in the United States. We rotate our selections periodically, so if you do not see the one you want, check back in a few months. When you are ready to buy arisaema for your garden or home, check out our list of arisaema for sale below.

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