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Jack in the Pulpit

Arisaema spp.

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Also known as

Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Cobra Lilies, Dragon Root, Dragon Arum

Arisaema-flavum-flower by Sten Porse (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    A green and white flower structure of a Arisaema plant
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    The leaves of a Arisaema plant
    The green leaves of a Arisaema plant growing in the wild

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    Jack In the Pulpit - 2lt pot - Exotic Shade Plant - Arisaema candidissimum ‘Pink Form’

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    Jack In the Pulpit - 2lt pot - Exotic Shade Plant - Arisaema candidissimum ‘Pink Form’

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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.

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    How to propagate Jack in the Pulpit

    Seed

    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.

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