Foodie Fresh Shiso Asian Perilla

Grow a beautiful addition to your herb garden—and a delightfully delicious ingredient for your favorite Asian-inspired meals! Shiso Asian Perilla adds fabulous flavor to your culinary creations. The minty, basil-like flavor with hints of clove and cumin pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. Add the edible flowers to salads for a pretty pop of color—and zing. Or, use the leaves as wraps for a low carb alternative to bread! Because it’s a member of the mint family, Shiso Asian Perilla should be grown in a container to curb its enthusiastic spread.

Type Warm season annual
Planting time After last spring frost
Features Medium green leaves with pink tinge on underside; minty, basil-like flavor with hints of clove and cumin
Light Full sun
Soil Fertile, well-drained
Spacing 12 inches apart
Plant size 18 to 30 inches tall
Garden use Herb gardens, containers
Culinary use Use leaves fresh, cooked, or dried

Part of our Foodie Fresh line, available only at Lowe’s!

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