Lovage

Levisticum officinale


A robust perennial with a distinctive delicious celery type flavour and a popular culinary herb in other parts of Europe where it is added to stocks, soups, salads and stews. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Price:
Sale price£3.10
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In stock (25 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Easy to maintain
  • Aromatic
  • Regrows quickly after harvesting
  • Unusual flavour

A sturdy herb with hollow stems and the flavour similar to parsley and celery with a hint of something else, it is native to the Mediterranean and was valued by the Romans and Greeks for its medicinal and culinary properties. It is a great herb for experimenting with in the kitchen; include it in soups, with eggs, stuffing’s and salads, or follow a classic Romanian recipe – a country that uses this versatile herb extensively.

Plant Care

  • Height: 150cm+
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Flowering period: July - August

An easy perennial to grow, lovage can be a bit of thug in the garden - it doesn't spread so much as just grow huge getting bigger and taller each year, with this in mind give it enough space. It is happy in sun or shade and a soil that isn't too light and can be grown successfully in containers - make sure it is fed regularly to keep in lush and green.

 

 

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