Red Shiso (Red Perilla)

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Red Shiso (Red Perilla)

Use fresh in salads, soups, and as a garnish for fish. Used especially in oriental cuisine.

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(Perilla frutescens)

Use fresh in salads, soups, and as a garnish for fish. Used in Japan to make tempura, and to color pickled plums. Its purple-red leaves are attractive in the herb garden. Aggressively self-sows.


Foliage:Reddish leaves
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 to 30
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F.
Spacing:12 to 18 apart
Water:Full sun to light shade.

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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