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    07 / 17 / 2017

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    p scibona


Purple plant is a perennial & has been spreading each year. Some areas are 4′ tall.


  • Kate Hallberg Apprentice says:

    It’s known as shiso when used in Japanese food- always uncooked, to my knowledge. I love the fragrance so I hope you cut it to use alone or with other things in vases. I think purple is the wild type since it took over the green quickly when I planted both. I’m in Zone 6 so it’s an annual but it’s been happily reseeding for over a decade. I think it’s closely related to basil and mint- too bad basil doesn’t reseed. I wouldn’t call it aggressive since it doesn’t spread during a single season and is easy to cut back or just pull where it doesn’t belong.

    August 1st, 2017 at 11:03pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:


    July 18th, 2017 at 1:47pm

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