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Introduced to English gardens in the 16th century, Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis Gibsonii) is a quick-growing ornamental plant — 6 to 8 feet tall — that’s tropical in appearance. Large reddish-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods are very attractive. Provides visual appeal to beds and borders. (Annual)
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Growing Tips:
Native to Africa, this hardy plant thrives in areas with full sun and high humidity. Direct sow outdoors 3/4 inches deep after the last frost of spring and keep moist while germinating. Seeds can be slightly chipped and soaked for better results. Thin seedlings 4- to 6-inches apart and provide support so plants can climb. A layer of mulch around plants will help conserve moisture loss, improve aesthetics and decrease weeds.
Caution: Seeds and seedpods are poisonous! Remove flower clusters as they appear to prevent seed production and reduce the risk of accidental poisoning.