Also known as
Shiso, Purple Mint, Beefsteak Plant , Perilla
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This plant has a mild fragrance
Korean Perilla Overview
Korean Perilla is used as a decorative plant outdoor in pots or in the garden as borders or indoor in pots. It is a flavouring used in oriental dishes and for medicinal purposes. Part of the fragrant perrenial mint family.
Common problems with Korean Perilla
How to harvest Korean Perilla
To collect the seeds, the whole plant is harvested and the seeds are shaken out of the plant.
How to propagate Korean Perilla
Cover seeds with a thin layer of soil. Keep moist while germinating.
Special features of Korean Perilla
Attracts useful insects
Grown in pots/containers/window boxes to create a decorative appearance.
Grown in pots, containers and window boxes.
Other uses of Korean Perilla
Used in traditional medicine as an infusion for respiratory, gastrointestinal complaints and various cancers.
Leaves are used in Oriental cooking, salads, soups, sushi's and as garnishes.