Jack In The Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Zones: 4 to 9
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 1′ to 2′
Spread: 1′ to 2′
Jack in the Pulpit is a native woodland plant that is easy to grow, has really interesting blooms in the spring, and produces berries that birds like to eat.
It isn’t attractive to deer since it has a very strong peppery taste and contains a chemical (calcium oxalate) which will cause painful irritation if ingested raw.
It is one of the few plants that will even do well in very heavy shade.
This post was originally published on June 24, 2020 but was updated with new content on December 8, 2021.