Castor Bean Substitute. Anything Non-Poisonous?
I am planning on installing a new garden based on a Sunset Garden Plan. The plan includes a Dwarf Red Spire Castor Bean which is not an option with a 5 year old. It will be next to a Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' plus other ornamental grasses, rudebeckia and pineleaf penstemon (substitute for invasive Japanese Blood Grass..colorwise.)
Is there another plant with a similar texture/color/height?
I thought about an Angelica gigas for texture and color, or a "Turn of the Century" Hibiscus (yikes though about the japanese beetles!) for foliage style. But I haven't had an aha moment yet.