Paprastasis ricinmedis – Ricinus communis

Paprastasis ricinmedis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePaprastasis ricinmedis
Latin plant nameRicinus communis L.
English plant nameCastor Bean
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 50 to 60
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very tall – 81 cm and over
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • purple
Blossom color
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. 3 - 4 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 500 - 700 grams of seeds sown. Seeds of the flower are noxiuos. Seeds are sown in greenhouses between March and April. Seeds germinate within 16-20 days at 20°C. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. The flower mature seeds in Lithuania if sown indoors early in Spring.

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