|Common name||jack in the pulpit|
|Life cycle||perennial (Z4-9)|
|Flowers||purple/green (late spring)|
|Cultural notes||moist soil|
|Seed ripens||early October|
I've tried several jacks from seed over the years, but this common jack-in-the-pulpit is the only one to thrive so far. This year is its best yet, with good healthy foliage and a strong flower. Fighting for room in the crowded space that is our shade garden, it seems to be holding its own just fine. The leaves unfurl from alienesque burgundy-patterned spear-shaped sheaths. Odd is good.