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Castor Bean Seed

An Excellent Screen

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Castor Bean Seed

An Excellent Screen

A fast-growing privacy screen! Grows 10-12 ft. tall with gigantic veined leaves. Prefers full sun. Direct sow after last frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Perennial in Zones 8-10, annual elsewhere.
Note: Castor Bean seeds are poisonous. Some gardeners, especially those with small pets and children, may choose to remove and discard any seedpods that develop on the plant for this reason.
SKU: 15285
$4.99
For each offer ordered, get 1 pkt of approx. 10 seeds
Grows in zones: 3-10
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  • Botanical Name: Ricinus communis
  • Height: 10 - 12 feet.
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 5 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Yield: 75 - 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Color: Deep green-burgundy leaves.
  • Size: 10 Seed Pkt
  • 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.
  • Days To Maturity: 100 Days
  • Zone: 3-10
  • Germination: 7 - 10 Days
  • Form: Annual, castor.
  • Flower Form: Panicles are 1 - 2 feet.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 10 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Foliage: Showy, tropical sized foliage. Up to 3 feet across.
  • 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

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