Castor Bean Impala HEIRLOOM Seeds

Castor Bean Impala HEIRLOOM Seeds

Ricinus communis

Item #1181

Perennial (Tender). 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. Perennial in USDA zones 8–11; otherwise grown as an annual. Deer resistant.

CAUTION: Plant parts, including seeds, are extremely toxic if ingested.




Perennial (Tender)

Full sun

Blooms summer to frost

4' – 6' tall

Days to Emerge:
15 – 21 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 4'

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost, but because it grows so fast, we recommend sowing outside.

Special germination instructions: To hasten germination, soak seed for 12-24 hours prior to sowing.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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