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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 ornamental addition to any garden. You do not need many of these touches of the tropic specimens, to make a bold statement. Large showy plants that boast the most incredible flower. Castor Bean displays dark, glossy enormous maple-like leaves with red veins, contrast spectacularly with colourful, spiky seed pods that form after the flower show is over.. 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.


Medicinal: Do not plant where livestock can eat. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.


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Nasturtium - Nastursiums are extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hoverflies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to  produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colors of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicy scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.   Nasturtium - Nasturtium is extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hoverflies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colours of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicily scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.   Sunflower - Autumn Beauty  - A beautiful addition to your garden. It's a mix of vibrant reds and yellow flowers are easy to grow. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe, providing a natural bird feeder. Very sturdy in poor soil. Plant edible peas or sweet peas at the base of your sunflowers. The stalks and branches will serve as a place for the vines to cling to and create an attractive garden feature.
Nasturtium   Nasturtium   Sunflower - Autumn Beauty
(Tropaeolum majus L.)   (Tropaeolum majus L.)   (Helianthus annum)

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