Half Hardy Annual.
One to two feet.
The Perilla is used for bedding out, as a foliage
The best known variety is Perilla Nankinensis;
Perilla crispa and atropurpurea are like it in
having dark bronze leafage.
Seed may be sown on heat in March, and the seedlings
treated as tender annuals; or it may be risked
in the open ground in May.
It is in all cases capricious in germination and
long in appearing.
The early sowings are pricked out, hardened, and
put out when the frosts are past; the outdoor
seedlings must be well thinned and allowed to
flower where sown.