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Perilla (Shiso), Korean Perilla

Perilla (Shiso), Korean Perilla

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You will get 500mg seeds of Perilla (Shiso), Korean Perilla for planting.

Perilla (Shiso), Korean Perilla is a species in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to India and China. It is grown as a popular herb in Japan and Korea and has been used medicinally for centuries. The plant is an upright, branching annual with glossy green leaves that have a distinctive aroma. The flowers are white or light pink and appear in summer.

Perilla is an easy-to-grow plant that can be started from seed or cuttings. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil, but can tolerate some shade. The plant will grow to about 18 inches tall and should be spaced 12 to 15 inches apart when planted in the garden.

Here's how to grow Perilla from seed:

• Start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date.
• Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in moist potting soil and keep them at 70°F.
• When the seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant them into individual pots.
• Harden off the plants before transplanting them outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.
• Plant Perilla in full sun or partial shade and space plants 12 to 15 inches apart.
• Water regularly during dry spells, but avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot.

Latin Name: Perilla frutescens var. japonica

Planting Depth: ¼ inch
Soil Requirements: Well-draining soil
Light Requirements: Full sun or partial shade
Mature Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 12 to 15 inches apart

To maintain your Perilla plants, make sure they get plenty of water during dry spells and trim back any dead or dying foliage as needed. You may also want to add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and discourage weeds. If you live in an area with cold winters, you may need to cover your plants with a layer of straw or other protective material during freezing temperatures. For best results, harvest leaves before flowers appear for maximum flavor and nutrition.

Perilla is a wonderful addition to any garden and can be used fresh or dried in culinary dishes or as a medicinal herb for its anti-inflammatory properties. With its attractive foliage and unique aroma, it's sure to add beauty and flavor to any outdoor space!

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