Perilla, (purple) plant

$6.60 incl. GST

4 in stock

Usually Available: November to June
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens

Description

Perilla plant, Perilla frutescens, is also know as Japanese Basil and Red Shiso. Aromatic purple leaf is used as flavouring for fish, tofu, tempura and pickles. The seeds are a source of edible oil. A folk remedy to aid the diaphragm, clear the intestines and regulate vital energy. An anti-oxidant. Will grow well in a container. Perilla plant is native to south east Asia and prefers moist well drained soils in a sunny or semi-shaded position. Drought and frost tender. An annual plant that readily self seeds.

Additional information

Weight 1000 kg

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