Castor Bean 'Impala' Seeds

This dwarf castor bean is ideal for smaller gardens.

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$2.95
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Details

This dwarf castor bean is ideal for smaller gardens. ‘Impala’ seldom exceeds 6 feet in height! The leaves start out bronze/burgundy, but mature to a deep green. Large leaves and burgundy seed heads lend a tropical feel to borders or patio plantings. The small flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.

(Caution: All parts of the plant, including the seeds, are very poisonous. Do not take internally. Skin contact may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.)

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ricinus communis
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F, USDA Zone 11a: to 45F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 15