This stunning perilla was found in Japan where it is not only grown for the seed oil, but the red colored varieties are popular for dying radishes, ginger, and pickled pink garlic called Shiso Katsuo Ninniku. It is also what gives Japanese Ume vinegar its bright red color. In addition, red perilla makes an amazingly sturdy and breathtaking border plant. One of the most attactive red plants we know! A must for pickles, perfect for salads and sushi. Easy to grow and produces super fast.
Can be toxic to cattle and other livestock, especially horses