Jack in the Pulpit and Pitcher Plants

Jack in the Pulpit and Pitcher Plants

Add something different to your garden

By Published May 29, 2020 Updated June 29, 2022

When selecting plants for your garden area, there are a number of choices. If you want a truly unique plant, the Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema) is an excellent choice. Jack in the Pulpit is a woodland species of perennial native to a number of North American and Asian regions. This tuberous plant is a member of the aroid family and produces beautiful, exotic flowers and bright red berries that appear in late summer. Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a perennial which means that you need only to plant it once in order to enjoy it for many years. Many native Jack in the Pulpit varieties thrive in moist soil but some Asian varieties require excellent soil drainage in order to avoid root-rot. Arisaemas prefer a woodland environment so be sure to plant in a shady area that does not get more than a few hours of morning sun. Be aware that the leaves and fruits of arisaema contain calcium oxalate that can irritate skin so be sure to wear protection when pruning and keep pets away. 

If you are looking for a more exotic approach to your gardening, the pitcher plant (Sarracenia), is a good choice. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that will help you to control the insect population around your garden. You can plant them outdoors in many regions or in extremely cold climates take them inside during the coldest part of the winter. Plant Delights also provides the exotic pitcher plant as well as a number of beautiful perennials. We offer only the best performers and can help you to choose the right perennials for your specific USDA hardiness zone.

Whether you are looking for plants for an outdoor garden or you simply want to bring a bit of the outdoors inside, Plant Delights Nursery offers a wide selection of quality perennials. Feel free to visit our website to learn more or contact us today.

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