Commonly named shiso or Zi Su, this ornamental green (sometimes purple) leaves are widely used in Asian cooking to provide a refreshing garnish for fish, rice, tempura and sashimi dishes. Perrila is also known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory quality.
Full sun/part shade
Rich, heavy soil
Suitable for all climatic zones
8 - 10 weeks
Sow from spring to late summer