Beautiful, large, bronze-red leaves and scarlet seed heads create a dramatic, tropical effect in the garden. Heat- and fairly drought-tolerant, dwarf-sized plant attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators. Grown commercially for the extract of castor oil. Perennial in USDA zones 8-11. Plants grow up to 4′-6′ tall and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Impala Castor Bean Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
CAUTION: Plant parts are extremely toxic if ingested, and some people experience contact dermatitis.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date, but because it grows so fast, we recommend sowing outside.