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Perilla

Perilla frutescens

Lavender Cotton

A great accent plane that resembles coleus. Grows to a height of 2-3 feet prefers full sun. Good in containers and beds. Unlike coleus, perilla sends up less flower spikes that need to be deadheaded. This vegetatively propagated Perilla is not like its seed produced relatives and don’t reseed, becoming a garden problem.

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