Castor Bean, Caster Oil Plant, Mole Bean, Higuera Infernal (Ricinus communis)

Denver, CO

Castor Bean, Caster Oil Plant, Mole Bean, Higuera Infernal
Ricinus communis


Just over 15 feet tall as of November 1st, first frost is almost here. (I'm 5'10")

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Toronto, ON

Great picture. I like castor bean a lot but like the vine even more. Do you mind telling what is the vine on the right of castor bean and what kind of support (trellis) does it grow on?

Denver, CO

Thanks, that is a 'Star of Yelta' morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/51638/index.html
It was, of course, glorious every morning with its purple blooms. It is the biggest MG I have grown. The support is a very long two-by-four pinned with chicken wire. (all on a 6' cedar post) I am going to try growing 'Milky Way' on it next year. If you want some seeds for it, just holler.
K. James

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