Perilla frutescens var. crispa
Plant Shiso seedlings 6 to 12 inches apart in well-drained but moist soil with full to partial sun exposure
Mint rust, powdery mildew, leaf spot
Water regularly. Pinch growing tips for bushier plants with more leaves.
Pick leaves throughout the summer; harvest the flowering tops in late summer. As autumn approaches, harvest the seeds for planting next spring.
Warm. Perennial, but grown here as an annual.