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Ricinus communis, BLACK CASTOR BEAN, 10 SEEDS
Listing # 202087
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Quantity: 5
Closes: 14 Days, 1 Hour
Location: Washington, United States
Started : 10/3/2017 3:17:50 AM
Ends: 11/2/2017 3:17:50 AM
Seller: growingcrazy (242)
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Ricinus communis, New Zealand Purple

A nearly black plant, dark purple leaves, stems and pods, fantastic accent plant and lovely grown with contrasting foliage plants. This one is suitable for a large container or a temporary hedge.

THE CASTOR BEAN is a shrub-like herb with large, leaves that are lobed like fingers. Its spiny, seed pods contain attractively mottled and marked, bean-like seeds (Botanically speaking, it isn't a true bean, but a Spurge), which typically bear attractive markings in various colors. The plant is native to tropical Africa, and is perennial in warm climate and an annual in colder climates. This is a large, coarse textured plant that grows very fast in one season and will fill in a big area can be used for shading smaller plants, quick screening, accent plant or temporary landscaping. In frost free areas they are grown in large borders or allowed to naturalize in the back of the landscape. In frosty climates, the castor bean plant is a great way to create a tropical effect.

The castor bean seed coat contains ricin, one of the most poisonous naturally occurring chemicals known; very small doses can be fatal. Castor beans are very attractive and can be a hazard to children, if children are likely to be present prevent plants from forming seeds, remove pods before they mature. Castor oil, derived from castor beans, is used extensively in medicine and has many industrial uses.

Zones 7 - 11. Castor bean is a big evergreen shrub or small tree in zones 10-11. It usually won't live through the winter, but can reseed itself in zones 7,8 and 9. Plants sometimes resprout back from the roots after freezing in zones 8 and 9. Castor bean is grown as an annual in cooler climates, in colder zones with short growing seasons seed pods are unlikely to form and the plants will not be as tall. The castor bean plant can tolerate a light frost.

Light: Full sun is best, plants grown in too much shade will be stunted and won't bloom well.

Moisture: Castor bean grows fast large with abundant water, but once established, it can tolerate drought.

Needs warmth, thrives in heat.

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I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAYPAL BECAUSE IT IS AN EBAY COMPANY AND NOT SAFE FOR A SELLER TO USE. I TAKE CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS ONLY. DUE TO NON-PAYING BUYERS LIKE GardenerGram I HAVE ENDED THE FREE SHIPPING AND NO LONGER TAKE ANY E - PAYMENTS. DONT LIKE IT? WELL YOU CAN USUALLY FIND IT ON EBAFIA FOR TWICE THIS PRICE OR HALF THIS SIZE.

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NEARLY ALL OF THE DAVE'S GARDEN FEEDBACK WAS FOR LILIUM, BUT I HAD FAR MORE INVESTED IN NATIVE PLANTS AND BULBS, ALL OF WHICH ARE NOW EXTINCT DUE TO THE ANTI-FARMING ATTITUDE IN OREGON.

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