Purple Shiso (Perilla)


(Perilla frutescens)

Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily

Moderate amount of water

 Grow it in a container that is at least 6-8 inches deep and wide, with drainage holes at the bottom

Space the seedlings 6-12 inches apart

To ensure that most of of your shiso seeds germinate, soak them in water for 24 hours before seeding 

Fun Facts
The leaves of the purple shiso has the function of antiseptics
The oil of purple shiso seed can be used a natural pigment

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