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Green and Red Shiso Perilla Seeds

Green and Red Shiso Perilla Seeds

SKU: #5048

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.

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0.5 g

(~280 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Asia

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

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

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

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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