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Ricinus communis 'Impala'Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Striking maroon/carmine young growth

Clusters of creamy yellow blooms

Followed by maroon pods

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Height Up to 120cm (47.2in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Half-hardy Annual

exotic gardenspecimen plant

Full sun

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Description
Striking maroon/carmine young growth. Clusters of creamy yellow blooms, followed by maroon pods. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft). Additional Comments: These seeds are poisonous.

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1 packet (6 ricinus seeds) (26141)

Sowing
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 70-75F (20-25C). Sowing Depth: 0.25 Inch (6 mm). Sow February to March.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 90cm (3ft) apart in full sun.

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Plant in ordinary garden soil.

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, toxic if eaten.
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