- A warm annual herb with wine-colored leaves used in Asian cuisine for its sweet, savory, and citrusy flavor.
Non-GMO, Heirloom Purple Shiso Perilla Herb Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. AKA: Red Shiso. Perilla frutescens var. crispa. Purple Shiso is a warm annual native to India and China. As a beefsteak plant, Purple Shiso, also known as "Perilla Mint" develops wine-colored leaves similar to basil, reaching up to 3" tall. As a well-known sushi garnish and culinary herb often used in Asian cuisine, Purple Shiso Perilla provides a diverse range of sweet, savory and citrusy flavors!