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Perilla frutescens

Family: lamiaceae
Common name(s): shiso, beafsteak mint
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 10 - 11

General resources

Links for Perilla frutescens

  • All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (3 varieties in database) (9 photos)
  • Cal's Plant of the Week - Profile for plant, primarily relating to pot culture, with notes on culture and propagation. (1 photo)
  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (13 photos)
  • Denver Botanic Gardens - Description, native range, and cultural requirements. (additional pages for other varieties) (2 photos)
  • Illinois Wildflowers - Informative illustrated page with description and cultivation details, also covering range and faunal associations. (2 photos)
  • Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses - Plant portrait with botanical details and description (8 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (2 photos)
  • Missouri Plants - Description and photographs of botanical features, with notes about habitat and native status. (11 photos)
  • North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (zone 10-11) (13 photos)
  • Ontario Rock Garden Society - Germination information
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. (4 photos)

Perilla frutescens crispa

Common name(s): Beefsteak Plant


Perilla frutescens var. frutescens


Perilla frutescens var. nankinensis


Last updated:10 Jul 2022