Perilla frutescens, also known as Korean perilla has a captivating history and some pretty nifty uses. Originally hailing from Asia, including Korea, China, and Japan, this botanical wonder isn't just for outdoor gardens. You can totally bring it indoors and bask in its awesomeness.
Perilla frutescens is like the rockstar of annual plants, usually growing up to 23-35 inches (60-90 cm). It's part of the mint family, Lamiaceae, and packs a punch with its minty aroma. But wait, there's more – those leaves are something else! They're a vibrant green with a secret - sometimes they sneak in a touch of purple on their undersides.