Lovage Plant - Levisticum officinale - Culinary herb
Lovage - Levisticum officinale
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: 2 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers a well drained rich moist soil in sun or partial shade.
Care: For a second crop of leaves cut back to ground level just before flowering.
Uses: Culinary, Medicinal
Plant size: Large - grown in a 2 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
CAUTION: Pregnant women and people suffering from kidney disease should not take large quantities medicinally.
A tall plant with celery flavoured leaves and yellow clusters of flowers in
The flowers are very popular with pollinating insects and are especially favoured
by aphid eating Hogweed Bonking Beetles.
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).
In winter the plant will die down completely but new shoots will appear in spring.
All plants are taken out of the plastic pots they are grown in and sent to you in
an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot together with a wooden ID label and care
instructions. The POSIpot can go into the ground with the plant or can be
removed and placed in your recycling bin.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
NOTE: It is very important to consult a qualified medical herbalist before taking any herbs medicinally. Any information contained here is for information only and not as a guide to self-medication. The use of any information from this website is entirely at the reader's own risk.