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Castor Bean - Seeds
Add some beauty and a tropical flare to your garden.  Castor beans are typically a very fast growing annual that can reach in
heights from 6 feet to 25 feet in one season.  They are great as an garden accent plant, or as a quick fence to screen off areas.  
We use them here to hide our pot and tool storage area.  An added benefit is they are known to help deter gophers, moles and
voles due to their poisonous nature.  They are a
poisonous plant and should not be planted where small children, pets or
livestock could reach them and consume or digest them.  They do best in full sun and regular watering and adaptable to most
soils.  The more fertile the soil the larger and faster they will grow.  In zones 10 and above they may come back each year.  After
a month of growth you can prune them to get a bushier plant if desired.  Sow no deeper than 1".                                                   

We have several unidentified varieties we carry and identify them my their distinguishing characteristics and number.
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#1 Castor Bean - Burgundy
The entire plant of this is castor bean plant is a beautiful
burgundy taking on a purple tint at times.  Even the seed pods
are burgundy.  Not as bushy or as large leafed as others and
getting only about 6 feet tall it makes a beautiful accent plant.
#2 Castor Bean - Red
This is our favorite castor bean accent plant.  The leaves are
tinged with burgundy-purple, the branches are maroon, and
the seed pods are a beautiful bright red.  We have found this
one develops seed pods much sooner than others and stay
on the plant for months.  This one has medium sized leaves
and gets to 6-7 feet tall.
The red in the picture is of the seed pods, the
flowers of most castor beans are inconspicuous.
#3 Castor Bean - Gray-green Trunk
This is one of our larger castor bean plants with leaves
reaching almost 2 feet across and getting 15 to 25 feet tall.  It
has a beautiful gray-green trunk.  We have trimmed the lower
branches and use them as trees to shade some of our tender
perennials.  
#4 Castor Bean - Green Trunk
This is one of our larger castor bean plants with leaves
reaching almost 2 feet across and getting 15 to 25 feet tall.  
Much like our #3 Castor bean with a green trunk.
#5 Castor Bean - Red Trunk
This is one of our larger castor bean plants
with leaves reaching  2 feet or more across
and getting 15 to 25 feet tall.  Much like our #3
and #4 Castor bean but with a maroon-red
trunk and branches that really make this one
stand out.  
           #6 Castor Bean - California
This is a small leaf castor bean that is our shortest reaching 4-5 feet tall.  It
produces more seed pods than most.  We have found this one does better
with regular pruning.  It will branch out and form a nice looking bush.
Photos of Castor Bean Plants in the garden & bird baths & garden decor made from the leaves.
Please do not copy or use our images without our consent, which we usually give if credit is given.  
such as "Photos are courtesy of Dee's Gardens"       Thank you.
Garden Photos at bottom of page.
Garden decor made from
cement using huge Castor
bean leaves