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Castor Bean

Deep burgundy leaves up to 2 feet across!


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Grows 10-12 ft. tall; makes an attractive privacy screen. Many people believe that the plants also repel moles. Castor bean seeds are poisonous. Developing seedpods can be removed and discarded if this is a concern. Perennial in zones 8-10; annual elsewhere.

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Items Per Package: For each offer ordered, get approx. 10 seeds.
Height: 10 - 12 feet.
Bloom Time/Days To Maturity: Summer
Zone: 3 - 10. Perennial in grow zones 8 - 10.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Spacing: 4 - 5 feet.
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
Spread: 5 feet.
Germination: 7 - 10 days at 70 - 75 degrees F.
Comments: Leaves have many colors: green, red, bluish-gray, maroon, purple, and variegated. Leaves are veined with scarlet and measure 3 feet across. Seeds and leaves are poisonous. Likes heat and moisture. In zones 8 - 10 it acts as a perennial. Soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing. Requires staking in exposed areas. Helps keep moles away.
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