Shiso known as Perilla frutescens, or Beefsteakplant, is usually grown in a flower garden or as a house plant. This aromatic plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family, more commonly known as the mint family. The flowers are clustered together in what appears to be a single whorl of flowers but are truly two separate clusters. Its leaves, however, are whorled and appear at right angles in pairs to the next corresponding couple. These leaves can be found on dining tables from Korea to Japan.
Learn to Grow Red Shiso
Start Indoors: 4 weeks before last frost
Gemination: 7-14 days
Plant Outdoors: 18” Apart in row
Instructions –The seeds should be lightly pressed into the surface of the soil. Leave the seeds unburied because they require light to germinate. Space the seeds about 2” apart in rows 18″ apart. Partial sun.