Perilla frutescens

How to plant Perilla seeds

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These highly ornamental annuals resemble coleus and make excellent container plants. Deep purple crinkled scalloped leaves are wonderful in mixed green salads.

Perilla has a cinnamon scent and a sharp curry flavor. Very popular (called "Shiso") in Asian cooking. Grows 2-3 ft. tall. Packet is 1 gram, about 440 seeds.

1 gram - $2.49

How to Plant Perilla Seeds

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Refrigerate perilla seed for 4 days prior sowing. Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 7-14 days. Can be direct sown into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost.