Howard Payne
3828 Roy Alley
Denver, Colorado(CO), CO  80265
United States
Phone: 303-945-7256
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Perilla frustescans

It is a care free plant in the mint family. It has lovely red leaves that have a delicate parfume. The leaves have a metallic reflect in sun that makes of this plant a contrast compare of green leaves. It is also known as beefsteak plant due to the leaves color. You can find all plants info with PlantSpot plant identification app .
More information: This is an excellent plant to full sun or partial sun spot with nice colorful leaves. In summer, tiny pink flowers may appear in a spike like mint. The red leaves are used in China to cook for stew fishes. Flowering season:
Fall: Fall is a nice period to still enjoy the flowers in the garden / house. The sun is less strong and the days are still long enough to enjoy. This is also a nice time before the first frost to plant/sow a lot of plant to prepare everything for the next season.
Growing method:
Cuttings: This kind of propagation is easy as you just have to cut a branch of the plant with at least 3 sets of leaves. Remove the leaves and put it in a glass of water. The roots begin to sprout. Pot the cuttings as soon as the roots start. Be careful to take a good care of these fragile plants. Do not water them too much but not let dry out the soil. Nursery plant: It means that the plant is easier to grow from pot plant bought in nursery. For some plants it is possible to duplicate them by cutting but it is faster to enjoy the plant and not waiting few years before having the first flower.
Seeds: Plants that can be sow from seeds.
The leaves could be as nice as flowers and can tay much longer. Depending on the variety of the plant the leaves could have different colors as green, bronze, red with dots,.... Add some taste to your dishes with fresh herbs and why not get them directly from your garden ?
Potential problems:
Aphids: Aphids, also known as plant lice are small sap sucking insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions. The damage they do to plants has made them enemies of farmers and gardeners the world over, but from a zoological standpoint they are a very successful group of organisms. Their success is in part due to the asexual reproduction capability of some species. Slugs: Slug is a common name for an apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusk. They attack the leaves of young plants by creating small holes.