Castor, Zanzibar Red (Ricinus communis sanguineus), packet of 5 seeds
Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 60 days to a show plant, 120 days to seed
Seeds and other parts of the plant toxic if ingested. Educate children not to eat this plant or its seeds.
Originally native to Zanzibar, now widely introduced to southern climates. Plants large and vibrant with bright red stalks and large, globular, red seed pods. Even when grown as an annual, lends a tropical touch. Give full sun and plenty of compost. Direct seed in rich, composty hills in spring.
5 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s