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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Jack in the Pulpit-Arisaema triphyllum
Jack in the Pulpit is a herbaceous perennial plant also known by several other names: bog onion, brown dragon, Indian turnip, wild turnip and American wake robin. From a corm, a long stem is produced. A top of the stem is three leaves grouped. The leaves measure 3 to 6 inches long by 1 to 3 inches wide. They surround a hooded cup or spathe a stalk or bulb. The bulb can be green, pink, white or red. This forms the Jack in the Pulpit plant's appearance.
Jack In The Pulpit can also flourish quite handsomely in shade, rain or bog gardens.
Jack in the Pulpit is poisonous if eaten because it contains oxalic acid. The roots at eaten. If raw, they cause blisters and pain. The roots can be eaten if peeled, cut up into small chunks and roasted at least an hour first. It is native to the lower 48 states and some parts of Canada. It grows in the hardiness zones 2 through 7.
In the spring harvest seeds from the ripe berries and plant them. If using division to propagate, the corm of the Jack in the Pulpit can be planted at least six inches underground. Plant in the organically rich soil. Use plenty of organic mulch such as bark, cocoa bean shells and or pine needles and replace each spring. It prefers shady spots in moist slightly acid soil and annual fertilizing with compost. The first year only one of the three leaves may appear. It could take up to three years for it to flower.
The Jack in the Pulpit grows abundantly in woodland areas.
It can grow quite successfully in containers. Sitting in a backyard, they could regularly attract birds. Little maintenance is required. The Jack in the Pulpit will grow from 6 inches to 3 feet in height and up to 6 to 12 inches in width.
Jack in the Pulpit Ships as Bare Root