Arisaema ringens (Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Arisaema ringens (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
Zone: 5 - 9
Natural Range: Japan; Honshu, Shikoku
Soil: Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part shade, shade
Height: 24" tall
Pest Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Bloom Time: March to May
Attributes: Deciduous. Blooms spring, but lasts most of the season. Two trifoliate dark green, glossy leaves. The spathe is purple and curves almost all the way over on itself, except for the sides and front where light shines through revealing the purple and white stripes on the back side. Each spathe can last for months, looking nearly as fresh as when it first opened.
Notes: A great bold foliage plant that adds a tropical and lush look to the shade garden. Will form a clump over time. A no fuss Arisaema that is not used frequently enough. Arisaema tubers are only shipped while dormant February through March.
Companion plants: Arisaema, Podophyllum, Primula, Cyripedium, ferns, Calanthe, Disporum, Trillium, Asarum.