This perilla is grown as an accent or landscaping plant, rather than a culinary plant. The gorgeous burgundy foliage with a bright pink and green center is striking, and is very easy to grow in both sun and shade. It is often mistaken for a coleus, but it is not!
Grow with plants that have striking flowers, such as Cuphea 'Purple Passion' or Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight'.
Although it is drought tolerant, it can be a big feeder, so in containers be sure to fertilize every 3 weeks. Shearing back by half during the summer can keep the plant more compact and the foliage more striking.
- Sun Exposure - Sun to part shade
- Lifespan - Annual
- Flower Color - white
- Container Plant
- Variegated Leaves