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Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-20-2014

Have you had success with Jack in the Pulpit?

I saw seedlings in a garden catalogue and I'm intrigued.

 

If you have had success - or failure - with these, please share - thanks!

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Re: Have you had success with Jack in the Pulpit?

I don't know much!   But when I was a young girl my mom spotted Jack along a dirty road - dug it up and planted in the garden.  Doing so I believe was illegal b/c they are/were a protected plant.

However, it thrived - that portion of garden was rather shaded - big maple trees all around - but it did catch some sun late afternoon. 

Google for more and better info.  I saw Jack pop up out of his cave - don't recall for how long in the season.

Have fun

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Re: Have you had success with Jack in the Pulpit?

I am in WV, and as a child found Ladyslipper, Jack in the Pulpit, and wild orange honeysuckle growing on this piece of property where I built my home.   They were all beautiful flowers!  

 

All were left alone, but eventually died out.  

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Re: Have you had success with Jack in the Pulpit?

Haven't seen those since I was little...good luck and post some pictures when it blooms!

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Re: Have you had success with Jack in the Pulpit?

Thanks everyone!

 

I ended up ordering some different things - Indian pinks and cardinal flowers - but if I have room left I'll order some jacks and report back how it goes.