Perilla (Shiso) Seeds

Perilla (Shiso) Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $5.49
1 Ounce $34.69 ($34.69/ounce)
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  • Minty with a citrus hint, used in Asian cuisine
  • Butterfly attractor
  • Used in Korean cuisines
  • Also used for medicinal purposes
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet; Minty; Citrusy; Hints of Anise
Plant Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Edible, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Ground Cover
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Pickling

About Perilla (Shiso) Seeds

Perilla frutescens var. crispa

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Grow Heirloom Herbs - Plant Perilla Seeds

Also known as Japanese Perilla or Shiso, this common culinary herb features attractive reddish purple leaves and a flavor that has been likened to a blend of coriander, cinnamon and citrus. Sometimes called Red Mint, the culinary uses of this powerhouse herb are almost endless--from salads, to sushi to pickling!

Planting Information

Planting Perilla (Shiso) Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 10, 11
Days to Maturity 80 to 85 days
View our Perilla Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 491 Up to 50 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 27,818 Up to 1,250 Sq. Ft

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