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Asian Greens - Mizuna Purple

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Usually available: April to November

Life cycle: Annual
Height: 25 - 35cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Moist / well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Asian Greens - Mizuna Purple Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa, Japonica group

Mizuna Purple is a striking leafy vegetable from the popular selection of Mustard Greens. It is highly ornamental, with bright purple tones to mid green, serrated leaves. The purple extends through the leaf up the stem, into the veins and around the deeply serrated edges. The mature height is usually 25cm by 45cm wide, although leaves may be quite loosely bunched. As the plant matures the purple colour intensifies. It has a mild, spicy mustard taste.

Mizuna Purple has the botanical designation of Brassica rapa var. nipposinica and is easy to identify given the distinct leaf structure and pattern. There is another variety called Mizuna Dark Purple which is a variety of Mizuna Purple with up to 25% full purple leaves, combined with the two toned leaves of this variety. They are both quite recent developments in Mizuna breeding, especially considering that Mizuna has been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years.

More information on the Mizuna group of vegetables and their health benefits may be found on our Mizuna species listing.

Growing Conditions

Mizuna Purple prefers full sun to part shade, with good water supply. It prefers free draining soil, rich in nitrogen. Like most Mizuna Greens, it is tolerant of both heat and cold, as long as there is sufficient water during the hot months. Wet conditions are preferable for best performance, with very dry circumstances leading to stunted growth. Plants may bolt to seed if the weather is too hot or too cold, although Mizuna Purple is slower to bolt than other varieties. The purple colour becomes more pronounced be as the temperature reaches warm conditions. It takes about 20 days for young leaves to be ready for harvest and 40 days for the plant to mature. This Mizuna is highly ornamental and adds a touch of drama to any garden display.

Culinary Uses

Mizuna Purple may be used just like any salad green, especially the young leaves. The crispy texture of the fresh leaves also adds a touch of purple colour to salads. It may also be used in stir fries, soups and stews like other leafy green vegetables.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


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    Kim P.
    Australia Australia

    Hi My mizuna is completely dead and something has eaten most of the saltbush!! What do I do?? Thanks

    Kerri M.
    Australia Australia
    Very happy

    My plants arrived in a very timely manner and in perfect condition very happy

    Australia Australia
    Healthy Plants

    Very happy with the plants I have ordered, they always arrive in great condition and take well (I do not have green fingers). The Mizuna Purple stands out in my herb garden and is great for adding colour to salads.