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Perilla is a member of the Perilla family. Its botanical name is Perilla. It is a herb that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Perilla is known for its forb-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 91.0 cm (2.96 feet).

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Perilla have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Perilla

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Perilla is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Perilla to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Perilla from seed

Transplanting Perilla

Perilla is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Common Perilla problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Perilla plants:

Other names for Perilla

Purple mint, Japanese basil, Wild coleus

Perilla care instructions

How long does Perilla take to grow?

These estimates for how long Perilla takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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