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Arisaema elephas (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.7m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arisaema elephas

Other names

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Genus

Arisaema Arisaema

Species

A. elephas - A. elephas is a tuberous perennial. It has large leaves held atop tall upright stems and in summer, also on tall stems, bears pin-striped, hooded spathes that curl up rather like an elephant's trunk. Fleshy red fruits follow in autumn.


Arisaema elephas is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Upright

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes.

Flower

Green, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Arisaema elephas (Jack-in-the-pulpit) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained soil in a cool, partially shaded site. Mulch in winter when the foliage dies down and protect from late frosts in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Arisaema elephas

Other names

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Genus

Arisaema Arisaema

Species

A. elephas - A. elephas is a tuberous perennial. It has large leaves held atop tall upright stems and in summer, also on tall stems, bears pin-striped, hooded spathes that curl up rather like an elephant's trunk. Fleshy red fruits follow in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Upright

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes.


Colour

Flower

Green, Brown in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arisaema elephas (Jack-in-the-pulpit) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained soil in a cool, partially shaded site. Mulch in winter when the foliage dies down and protect from late frosts in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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