250 seeds. Levisticum officinale. Perennial.
Lovage is a tall, edible herb that is said to taste somewhat like celery and anise. The seeds and leaves can be used in salad, soups, or meat dishes. The seeds can be a substitution for celery or fennel seeds. The leaves should be harvested before flowering for the best taste. The lovage root and stems are also edible, but not usually utilized. The yellow umbel flowers are attractive to pollinators. Deer resistant. Zones 4–8.
Height 4–7 feet. Spacing 2 feet.
Sowing Lovage Seeds:
Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date, 1/8 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost date 2 feet apart with rows 3 feet apart. Or direct sow in spring or fall. Thin to the strongest seedling.
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