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Perilla

Perilla spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

40cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Perilla Overview

A genus of annuals in the Lamiaceae family native to parts of Asia. They have an upright, bushy habit and often purple or red, serrated, strongly aromatic foliage and spikes of white flowers in late Summer. One species, P. frutescens, is widely cultivated in Asia for its leaves which are eaten as a vegetable, and for its seeds, used as a spice or pressed to extract oil. In the UK they are grown as herbs and as foliage carpet bedding plants.

How to propagate Perilla

Seed

Seed sown under glass in early spring.

Other uses of Perilla

Grown for their foliage.