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Korean Perilla

Perilla frutescens

Also known as

Shiso, Purple Mint, Beefsteak Plant , Perilla

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Korean Perilla Overview

Korean Perilla is used as a decorative plant outdoor in pots or in the garden as borders or indoor in pots. It is a flavouring used in oriental dishes and for medicinal purposes. Part of the fragrant perrenial mint family.

Common problems with Korean Perilla

Problem free

    How to harvest Korean Perilla

    To collect the seeds, the whole plant is harvested and the seeds are shaken out of the plant.

    How to propagate Korean Perilla

    Seed

    Cover seeds with a thin layer of soil. Keep moist while germinating.

    Special features of Korean Perilla

    Attracts useful insects

    Including butterflies

    Drought resistant

    Indoor plant

    Grown in pots/containers/window boxes to create a decorative appearance.

    Pot plant

    Grown in pots, containers and window boxes.

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Korean Perilla

    Ornamental, foliage

    Medicinal

    Used in traditional medicine as an infusion for respiratory, gastrointestinal complaints and various cancers.

    Edible

    Leaves are used in Oriental cooking, salads, soups, sushi's and as garnishes.