http://xrl.us/o3jz http://xrl.us/o3jz Pictures of one of my white castor bean plants. This plant is grown for two reasons. It gives a tropical effect, which is very attractive in our northern climate, and any bug that eats the leaves surely dies. So it is biological control of some leaf eaters or so I believe. I have two plants of the white and two of the red. The plants are in ideal locations so I can see just how large they can get by the end of the season. They do not survive our frosts in Zone 5. The red is probably more attractive, but is generally smaller in the leaf than the white one. White and red is the general background colour of the beans they produce. I will post pictures of the beans when they mature. I keep tight control of the beans, meaning I account for everyone, since they are very poisonous to small curious dogs. Here is some detailed information about the plant. http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/castorbean.html Durgan.