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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: 3 to 9
Bloom Season: Early Spring to early Summer; March-June
Bloom Color: Green with brown stripes. Also has red berries in the later part of the bloom season.
Height at Maturity: 1 to 3 feet
Soil Type Preferred: Rich, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Thrives in wet, shady areas
Jack in the Pulpit has four distinct parts that make up the whole plant.
Leaves, flowers, stems, and late-season berries make this a visually complex and very useful perennial.
The stems of this plant are shaded in a green-to-pink ombre and covered in a similar fuzz to the leaves. The pinkest parts of the stems are the shade of a darkening sunset. Within the blossoms are large individual stamens that range in color from white to light, yellowish-green that accentuates the colors of the surrounding petals.
The leaves of Jack in the Pulpit are green and triplicate, with jagged edges and a light fuzz covering the surface.
These leaves are arranged around the green and brown striped flowers. During the later months of the growing cycle, some leaf clusters surround nuggets of berries which begin as green and eventually become bright red.
Birds often enjoy eating the berries of this plant, which are clustered together much like a seed pod. When planting the actual seeds and cultivating the plants, care should be taken to ensure they are not allowed to dry out as doing so might render the growth potential empty.
While the blooms are typically green and brown, light shades of purple and even purplish-pink have been observed. Like the stems, the blossoms can have one or two of these colors or a unique mixture.