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Ricinus communis

Ricinus communis
'Impala' saving some rainwater for a droughty day
castor bean
'Carmencita' leaves in mid-July
Ricinus communis
'Carmencita' flowers in early August

Common name castor bean
Family euphorbiaceae
Life cycle annual/tender perennial(Z9-11)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 4'-10' (depends on cultivar)
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Dramatic foliage, colored purple in common cultivars. Seed coats are highly toxic.

castor bean
Black seed pods in mid-September

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Impala' from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 75F (100%G, 6-10d)

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