Gibsonii Castor Bean
- Annual plants grow to 6-8 feet tall
- Red-tinged leaves and bright red seedpods
- Quick growing
- Great for ornamental plantings
(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.