Perilla frutescens

This tender cut and come again annual has a unique flavour and is very popular in Japanese culinary cuisine for shashimi and sushi platters. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Interesting flavour
  • Easy to grow in warm weather
  • Cut and come again
  • Good source of vitamin A

Also known as perilla leaf, the leaves and flowers of this annual are both edible and can be ground and used as seasoning. The big crinkled leaves make this an ornamental plant too, but it can only be grown outside once the weather has warmed up.

Plant care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Tender
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering period: July - August



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