Impala Castor Bean Seeds

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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

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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