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Lovage

Levisticum officinale

An old time herb though out history, growing in english gardens for hundreds of years. All parts are used seeds, leaves and even roots. This handsome plant can grow to 6 feet and its leaves resemble those of celery. The flavor is similar to, but stronger than, that of celery. Use leaves sparingly to flavor soups. Eat young leaves in salad. 100 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial, Zone 4-9

Germination: 7-14 days, 

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.  Provide 65-70 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 18-24" apart. Sow outdoors in spring when soil warm or early fall. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun to part shade

Soil Needs:  Average to fertile moist soil

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, ornamental

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