Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Indian Turnip)

Categories: Wildflower

A beauty of the woodland, the pulpit-like flower yields bright red berries in late summer when most other woodland plants have already gone by. Highly adaptable, Jack in the Pulpit grows in almost any rich woodland soil, even in wet, swampy areas. Distinctive flower form.

More About Arisaema triphyllum

  • one of the most prized of new englands woodlanders
  • easy to grow and maintanance free
  • a must for the shade/woodland/native garden

Our three leaved native "Jack In The Pulpit" provides 3 seasons of interest in the shade garden as its early Spring blooming, unique flowers turn into striking heads of red berries in the fall.

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1-2 ft


14-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Arisaema triphyllum Characteristics


  • Native to Northeast
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • Green
  • Purple


  • bright red


  • Upright
  • Clumping