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Castor Bean

Castor Bean

Amazing, giant leaves make Castor Bean an attractive alternative for screening. Plants grow up to 12 feet tall. Many of our gardening friends tell us they use the Castor Bean to help repel moles. Grown as an ornamental only, seeds are not for consumption.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-10
  • Light Required Full Sun
  • Spread 5 feet
  • Deer Resistant
  • Height 10 - 12 feet

We ship this item in both Spring and Fall

#70220

1 Seed Packet Ships in both Spring and Fall
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  • Cost per bag
  • 1
  • $4.49
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Ricinus communis
  • Zones:

    3-10
  • Colors :

    Deep green-burgundy leaves.
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun
  • Spread :

    5 feet
  • Offer Size :

    Pkt
  • Form :

    Annual, castor.
  • Height :

    10 - 12 feet
  • Spacing :

    4 - 5 feet
  • Foliage :

    Showy, tropical sized foliage. Up to 3 feet across.
  • Flower Form :

    Panicles are 1 - 2 feet.
  • Blooms :

    Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Fruit :

    Large, globular roots. Deep purple crown. Fine grained. Deep buff to light yellow skin with purple top.
  • Germination:

    7 - 10 Days
  • Growth Rate :

    Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Yield :

    75 - 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Days To Maturity :

    100 - 100 Days
  • Depth :

    1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Pruning :

    None needed.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Seed, Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days. If fertilizer is ordered with a plant order, we will send the fertilizer along with your plants per the timeline outlined here.

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