Perilla frutescens purpurea / Japanese basil 100g Approx.60,000 Seeds


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Height: 20 to 24 inches (50 to 60 cm).
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10.
Flowers: Summer.
Flower Details: White. Tubular. Usually grown for its ornamental leaves.
Foliage: Purple. Nettle-like. Deltoid. Toothed. Variegated.

Sow Outdoors: Surface. Following the last frost. Spacing 12 inches (30 cm).

Sow Indoors: Use peat pots. Germination time: two to four weeks. Temperature 70°F (21°C). Three months before expected last frost. Transplant outdoors following the last frost

Requirements: Full sunlight or light shade. Good drainage. Dry soil. Pinch tips. Propagate: stem cuttings.

How to grow:
When growing outdoors from seeds sow the False Coleus on the surface following the last frost of spring. Perilla species are able to grow well in both sunny and lightly shaded areas. Ideally the soil should be fairly dry. If growing False Coleus and other Perilla species in the green house first then start the process about 2 to 3 months in advance. The seeds should take from two to four weeks to germinate in the light at 18 to 24 degrees. Once ready transplant the young Perilla about 30 to 35cm apart (after the last frost).

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