what can it be used for ..

vieja_gw(z7NM)July 7, 2012

I grew some red perilla last year & have quite a few growing again this a year (is it a perennial or annual?). What can it be used for? I have it growing by my beautiful Northern Sea Oats plant (now putting out those pretty 'eyelash' seed pods). I also have parsley going to seed & seedlings growing all over & wonder if I should let these plants grow or are they not like the parent plant? Some herbs seem to want to 'take over' & I also have to thin the Sweet Annie to just a couple of huge plants each year. I love to cut & dry Sweet Annie & place in a flour sack & hang in the closet for its lovely aroma!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Look up "shiso" or "beefsteak plant" and you will find how it is used in various asian or asian-inspired recipes. I included an article on perilla's medicinal uses.


Here is a link that might be useful: Perilla article

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 10:43AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Something is eating my basil leaves
Hello - I planted basil seeds in my raised garden and...
Growing herbs
Hi all new to this gardening so want as someone something. I...
Need help with basil and other herbs
I am trying to grow herbs and I live in India. Firstly,...
Mitsuba and perilla
I have tried growing mitsuba and a few types of perilla...
Small ant like insect in chamomile flower
Hello dear friends This is first time I am growing...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™