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Perilla 'Magilla purple'  


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Magilla purple is part of the Perilla genus and is a Perilla variety. Its scientific name is Perilla 'Magilla purple'. Magilla purple is a variety of hybrid Perilla . The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Bright Purple colour.

This striking plant features showy coleus-like foliage, but is extremely heat and cold tolerant.2 A wonderful addition to large mixed containers or for adding contrast to landscape beds.

Perilla frutescens an herb considered rich in minerals and vitamins and has anti-inflammatory properties. it has been used in the treatment of asthma, colds, cough and lung afflictions, influenza prevention, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, food poisoning and allergic reactions.1

Perilla frutescens is a type of wild basil is a tender perennial that can easily grow to 1 meter (3 feet) tall and just as wide.3

Magilla purple grows as an Annual and is a Ornamental. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Magilla purple is known for its Mound-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 91.0 cm (2.96 feet).

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

How to grow Magilla purple

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Feed Magillas with a light application of slow-release fertilizer once a month after planting and then again in mid summer. Or, feed every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer.3

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Magilla purple is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Magilla purple requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Magilla purple from seed

Transplanting Magilla purple

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Magilla purple is a tender plant.

Harvesting Magilla purple

Misspellings of Perilla 'Magilla purple'


Other Names for Perilla 'Magilla purple'

Shiso, Beefsteak Plant, wild basil


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2 Simply Beautiful Gardens