- Annual plants grow to 6-8 feet tall
- Red-tinged leaves and bright red seedpods
- Quick growing
- Great for ornamental plantings
(Ricinus communis) Introduced into English gardens in the 16th century. Stately quick-growing ornamental plant with tropical appearance. Large red-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods, a real head-turner. Listed in 1896 catalog of R. & J. Farquhars. Seeds and seedpods are poisonous—please use caution! Annual, 6-8' tall.