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Arisaema triphyllum/Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum / Arisaema triphyllum
Spring foliage with tubular flower in center of the two leaves
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Spring foliage with tubular flower in center of the two leaves

Foliage and single flower

Large group in fruit in early fall

Foliage has died down before fruit becomes red

Red fruits are striking in fall

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Scientific Name: Arisaema triphyllum
Common Name: Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple, Multicolored
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Bright red showy fruit in fall. A nice surprise perennial that appears in spring on woodland sites where humus has accumulated for an extended period. Self-seeding but seldom a lot of volunteer plants. Foliage dies back in fall, but returns the following spring.