Green and Red Shiso Perilla Seeds

Heirloom

#5048
This packet sows up to 93 feet
Availability: In Stock
An absolute must for herb gardens! Also called Japanese basil or beefsteak plant, shiso's incredible flavor can be described as a combination of cinnamon, mint, and clove with overtones of cumin. A beautiful, heat- and drought-tolerant bedding plant that attracts pollinators, and is excellent for containers. This packet provides 75% green shiso and 25% red.
$1.99 $1.39 500 mg

Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Usually grown as a frost-sensitive annual; perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

Variety Information: Either green, widely toothed leaves, or mulberry-red, sharply serrated, crinkled leaves.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–21 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 12"–18"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Harvest leaves any time after plant is a few inches tall, but before it flowers. Once plant flowers, the leaves drop.