Think of shiso like a coleus for sun. In fact, it's closely related to coleus and serves the same role -- to add colorful foliage and an exotic feel to beds, borders, and containers. Some varieties of this plant, though, are treated as an herb and eaten. Others are grown as colorful ornamentals that thrive in both shade and sun. It can be difficult to find in some garden centers, but is becoming more commonly available. Some types of shiso will self-seed in the garden.
- Sun,Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Easy to Grow
Side-Yard Cottage Garden Plan
Tall varieties of spider flower look great rising above clumps of dark-leafed shiso.New Guinea Impatiens
Bold magenta-pink New Guinea impatiens look great with shiso varieties such as 'Magilla'.Coleus, shade-loving with blended leaf
Create dramatic combinations by combining colorful coleus with shiso.
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