1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

castor bean

Ricinus communis

Type:
Hardiness:
Zone 9 – 11
Mature Height:
Bloom Time:
,
Foliage:
,

Very large, tropical-looking dark purple foliage, interesting flower spikes and cool neon red seed pods. In the ground, castor bean plants can grow up to 10′ tall. Used in pots they won’t grow as large. Save some seed for next year.

NOTE: The seeds of this plant are toxic. Keep away from children and curious animals.