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Ricinus communis - This is a green leaf version of the castor bean. The leaves are absolutely huge and the plant will grow to over 3 m. Need an attractive and fast growing informal screen plant for privacy?Try this impressive, exotic erect shrub like plant with branching stems that sport enormous green leaves - a real conversation starter. It grows rapidly. Use to fill in until you decide on permanent shrub plantings. A native of Africa, it quickly became a favourite of the Victorians in the 1800ís. This plant is fun for kids to watch grow * but all parts are toxic. Bears brilliant burgundy capsules of seeds. Makes a stunning contrast to verbena. Some claim it is mole repellant. Type: Annual Light: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained Spacing: 100 cm Height: over 4 m Season: summer to fall. Propagation: Soak seeds for 24 hours. Direct seed after all frost danger. OR Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Germinate @ 18C. Note: An erratic germinator. *Poisonous if ingested. SEED COUNT: Approx. 15


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