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Type: Annual
Seed #: 62
Common Name: Castor Bean Mix
Latin Name: Ricinus communis
Variety: Ornamental
Colour: Red & Pink
Temperature: 20C - 25C (68F - 77F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: June to September
Site: Full Sun
Height: 100cm - 200cm (39" - 79")
Spread: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant.
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant



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Castor Bean Mix

Castor Bean Mix


Notes: A striking addition to any garden. You do not need many to make a statement. Large showy plants. Castor Bean grows best in moist soil and full sun. Once established it is drought tolerant. Castor Bean dark, glossy enormous maple like leaves with red veins, contrast spectacularly with colorful, spiky seed pods. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Do not eat. Despite its poisonous quality, it is highly sought after by the seasoned gardener.


Instructions: Presoak for 8 hrs. Sow 3 to 5 cm deep. 14 to 21 days.


Habitat: For optimal results, Castor Bean enjoys evenly moist, rich soil but has proven to be drought tolerant and resilient.


History: Ricinus communis is native to Africa, has been cultivated for centuries for the oil produced by the spectacular seed it produces. The Egyptians used castor oil to light their lamps 4,000 years ago.


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  Cosmo - An old favorite of home gardeners all over. Provides tall airy foliage and loads of cut flowers in white, pink and purple shades as well as bi-colour blooms. Very easy to grow and actually prefers sandy soils. Plant outside 6 mm deep in May and get flowers 8 weeks later right up until first frost. Great plant for a child's garden.   Evening Scented Stock - This plant enjoys Full Sun, attracts butterflies & is AMAZINGLY SWEET SCENTED! A small grouping of plants will fill your senses with an intoxicating sweet aroma in early evening. Easily grown in a variety of conditions, but does best in even moisture.These plants produce a profusion of lilac flowers. Once you have grown them once, you will never want to be without them again. For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Delicately strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Fabulously scented and delicate addition for baskets, beds and borders.
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