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A picture of a Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis

Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis

Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

35cm

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis Overview

This is also known as Perilla frutescens 'crispa'. Distinctive, dark bronze or purple leaves are borne with frilled margins.

How to propagate Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis

Seed

You can propagate from seeds sown under glass in early spring. These plants do not like to be transplanted, so take special care when moving the little seedlings or sow seeds directly where they are to grow.

Other uses of Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis

Ornamental, culinary, medicinal.