Castor Seed Set (3 seed packets): Giant, Zanzibar Red and New Zealand Purple

$9.90

Family: Spurge (Euphorbiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a summer annual,  60 days to a show plant, 110 to 120 days to seeds

Seeds and all parts of these plants are toxic if ingested.  Educate children not to eat this plant or its seeds.

Tropical perennial originally native to Africa, now widely introduced to southern climates.  Give full sun and compost.  Direct seed in the spring. Plants grow quite large–space at least 3 feet apart.  Traditional usage (African herbalism):  ground up seeds, oil of seeds, or steamed leaves applied externally to alleviate inflammation.

Price shown is a discount.

3 full-sized seed packets: Giant, Zanzibar Red, New Zealand Purple, Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

 

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  1. Question

    Peggy Autio

    Castor oil can be used as a rodent repelant so i was wondering if plants of this would work also to repel moles voles etc?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Peggy,
      Probably–I’ve never had a gopher eat a castor root that I know of. Also Mole Plant AKA Gopher Spurge (available as seeds on this website) is also in the same family and would be recommended for this application. Richo

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