Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Arisaema yamatense subsp. sugimotoi

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arisaema (air-uh-SEE-muh) (Info)
Species: yamatense subsp. sugimotoi

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Dark Purple/Black

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dover Foxcroft, Maine

Orono, Maine

Lonaconing, Maryland

Dracut, Massachusetts

Columbiaville, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Salem, New Hampshire

Englishtown, New Jersey

Chichester, New York

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

North Smithfield, Rhode Island

Callao, Virginia

Hood, Virginia

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 28, 2012, aureola from Webster, ME wrote:

I have several varieties of volunteer Arisaema on my 3/4 acre property. The plants are quite hardy and some grow to 24" tall, while others are the more standard 18", and others remain quite small. They transplant easily when needed. They grow in both partial shade and deep shade, and in very wet to very dry conditions. The varieties differ both in size and in the color of their striped spathes (e.g., green and white stripes, burgundy and ivory stripes). I'd like to know more about the different varieties, particularly their botanical names.