Light: Full Sun
Flowering Time: Summer-Fall
Purple, red or green leaves and burgundy-colored stalks and stems add a novel hue to patios, poolsides and beds. Individual leaves can be up to 3 feet across! Orange or white flowers are without petals and are clustered in long panicles; the attractive fruit is covered with soft, orange-brown spines.
Seeds (or beans) are toxic, so keep plants out of reach of children and do not plant castor bean where children play. To prevent seed formation, pinch off the burrlike capsules while they are small.
$3 per pot