Castor Bean Zanzibariensis Seeds (Ricinus Communis) 5+Seeds
Castor Bean (Ricinus Communis Zanzibariensis) - Here is another incredible tropical annual that can be grown from Castor Bean seeds to give a dramatic display in the landscape. The Zanzibar plant achieves massive sizes in a single growing season, but it is not tolerant of frost, so in most areas it is grown as an annual. Giant Castor Bean plants have huge star-like, bronze-green, serrated leaves that can measure up to 24 inches across. It also has 18 inch, drooping seed stalks that contain the seeds. The seeds are pressed for Castor Oil, and used in many animal repellents. This variety is the largest of the Ricinus plants, and it comes from Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of eastern Africa.
USDA Zones: 3 - 11
Height: 96 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer to mid fall
Bloom Color: Green
Environment: Full sun