The Beautiful and Exotic Jack in the Pulpit

The Beautiful and Exotic Jack in the Pulpit

By Published August 21, 2016 Updated June 21, 2022

Choosing plants to add color and texture to your outdoor garden may seem complicated. There are a number of beautiful plants from which you can choose. If you are looking for a truly unique plant, the Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema) is an excellent choice. Jack in the Pulpit is a tuberous plant that is native to many eastern regions of North America as well as Asia. The inflorescences are unusual and tend to draw in wild birds who feed on the berries. Arisaema are perennials and some species can live for more than 20 years in favorable conditions. They, the US species, are typically found throughout the damp woodlands in eastern North America, many of the Asian species prefer drier conditions.

Because arisaemas are perennial plants, you will enjoy your Jack in the Pulpit every year, provided they are cared for properly. Buying the plants from reputable commercial nurseries is recommended over gathering them yourself from the wild. Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. offers beautiful Jack in the Pulpit as well as various other perennial plants that will help you to turn your garden area into a wildlife retreat for various birds and butterflies. You can expect arisaema plants to grow from just a few inches to more than three feet tall.

Some Jack in the Pulpit foliage resembles poison ivy as the leaves are trifoliate with three smaller leaflets growing together toward the top of the long stem. The large leaves often have a netted pattern of veins and the flowers appear on the shorter stalk, sometimes directly under the leaves. Due to the color and variety, they make excellent plants to pair with hostas. The different foliage colors of the two plants will give your garden a wonderful colorful splash and the flowers which will appear between April until June can range from yellow to purple to green, often striped purple or white.

Jack in the Pulpit is the perfect plant for those who want to offer something unique in their outdoor gardens. The plants offer shiny red berries in clusters in summer/fall that give you even more color. Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. offers Jack in the Pulpit and we can share comprehensive information on how to properly cultivate them to perform well. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about the variety of perennial plants that we offer or contact us directly today.

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