New Zealand Purple castor bean plant. Entirely too gorgeous! Grows well in long growing season areas. Lovely!
These purple castor bean bushes are EXCELLENT for a fast summer hedge or planting at the back of a border to highlight lower growing plants in front. Beautiful color!
Everything about these plants is deep purple - including the seed pods! Very easy to grow, abundant self-sower but plants were not hardy for me in 9a last year. Luckily , they grow fast from seed.
The new leaves coming out look nearly red, but they darken down to a deep purple as they grow and age.
New Zealand Purple Castor beans make a great, fast growing, summer hedge - not to mention colorful!
started from seed
Seed pods and pollen of Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple'.
New Zealand Purple