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Impala Castor Bean Seeds

#1181
2 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
Availability: In Stock
Beautiful, large, bronze-red leaves and scarlet seed heads create a dramatic, tropical effect in the garden. Heat- and fairly drought-tolerant, dwarf-sized plant attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators. Grown commercially for the extract of castor oil. CAUTION: Plant parts are extremely toxic if ingested, and some people experience contact dermatitis.
$2.69 4 grams (~6 seeds)

Botanical Name: Ricinus communis

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Native: Probably Africa

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8-11; otherwise treated as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–6' tall

Variety Information: Creamy yellow flowers followed by prickly scarlet husks that contain brown, speckled seeds.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date, but because it grows so fast, we recommend sowing outside.

Days to Emerge: 15–21 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2 seeds every 4'

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 4'

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Impala Castor Bean Seeds Reviews

1 review

Castor beans and flowering tobacco seeds

2 out of 5 stars Dec 2, 2021
Castor beans grew but were very short. I've grown them before and so I was very disappointed. The flowering tobacco took a very long time to sprout. Eventually they blossomed in September.
Elizabeth from NY
Owner Response: Hi Elizabeth, These are a short variety of castor beans, just 4-6' tall, however, if they were shorter there are probably some growing conditions that could be improved. As for the nicotiana, seeds germinate when conditions are right (moisture, soil temperature, and depth) and even in ideal conditions nicotiana takes up to 21 days to germinate; longer is conditions aren't ideal. Nature has its own wonderful timeline. It sounds like you had good germination and we sure are happy you did! We are happy to help troubleshoot growing issues; feel free to reach out.

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