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Jack in the Pulpit Overview
Arisaema is a genus containing around 205 tuberous perennials from the Araceae family. These plants produce large flowers consisting of a tall hooded spathe around a pencil-shaped spadix. This spadix is edible and has been consumed historically in times of famine. They are known by names such as Cobra Lilies and Jack in the Pulpit in different locations due to their distinctive flower. These plants originate from Asia, Africa and North America and Mexico, with most species found in Japan and China. They are grown mainly for their interesting flowers and attractive foliage.
How to propagate Jack in the Pulpit
Propagation is by seeds in the autumn or spring.
Other uses of Jack in the Pulpit
Grown for the large, curious, hooded spathes, each enclosing a pencil-shaped spandex.
Summer Flowering Bulbs
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