Gibsonii Castor Bean

Ricinus communis | SKU: 0472 P25
  • Annual plants grow to 6-8 feet tall
  • Red-tinged leaves and bright red seedpods
  • Quick growing
  • Great for ornamental plantings

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(Ricinus communis) Introduced into English gardens in the 16th century. Stately quick-growing ornamental plant with tropical appearance. Large red-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods, a real head-turner. Listed in 1896 catalog of R. & J. Farquhars. Seeds and seedpods are poisonous—please use caution! Annual, 6-8' tall.

Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 15-20 Days

Plant Outdoors: 36-48” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/2" beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Can also be direct- seeded in warmer areas. Plants prefer rich soil.