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KathyB

I love growing unusual and interesting things and am teaching my son to love it too. I have a tiny mostly potted garden in Newcastle NSW.

Perilla frutescens

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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KathyB

I highly recommend this plant. Great foliage colour, smells great if you brush past it (sort of a spicy mint smell), tastes great in salads, cultivates easily from cutting and seed, and grows quickly (in one season you'll have a bush >1m highly). Has few pests (round here anyway) and responds well to heavyish and tip pruning. It's an annual around here so if it gets rangy/daggy/too big you just pull it out, take cuttings and you're good to go again in no time.

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KathyB

@latebloomer I actually got my original plant by growing a bit of salad from a Vietnamese meal! LOL

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KathyB

@latebloomer LOL I'll take that as a big compliment!!! 🤣

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brightcolours

#perilla #foliage #fragrant #edible

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KariSamuel

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