Lovage Seeds - Levisticum officinale - Culinary Herb

Type: Hardy Perennial Herb
Approximate height: Up to 2m
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers a well drained rich moist soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Late spring to summer
Where to sow Under cover into trays, pots or modules
Packet contents: Approximately 130 seeds / 0.35 g

Lovage is a tall plant with celery flavoured leaves and yellow clusters of flowers in summer.

It can be used to flavour stews and soups and the young leaves can be used in salads, (use sparingly as lovage has quite a strong flavour).

The taste of the leaves can be more bitter after the plant has flowered.

The flowers are very popular with pollinating insects.

Lovage provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Solitary bees
  • Hoverflies
  • Wasps
  • Soldier beetles ( AKA Hogweed Bonking Beetles - aphid eaters)

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.