Identfy A Plant Please - Knowledgebase Question

Land O Lakes, FL
Question by duncheon8
June 17, 2003
What does Magilla Perilla look like has mature plant.

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2003


Perilla is a member of the Lamiaceae (mint) family, and looks very much like coleus. It has showy foliage in hot pink, green and deep plum shades, helping it make a striking statement in garden beds and large mixed containers. Loves the heat! Great combined with flowering annuals. Grows 3' high and about 1' wide.

Fertilize monthly with an all-purpose fertilizer for best growth; more often if planted in containers. Keep soil moderately moist. Leaves display a bold pink hue in full sun; green and plum shades predominate in the shade.

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