green lovage foliage
Updated: February 20, 2023

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)


Lovage is a hardy perennial with large, rich green leaves that resemble those of celery. The leaves are stronger tasting but sweeter than celery.


Lovage does best in a rich, fairly moist soil and can be propagated from seed planted in late summer. Grows 36-48” tall. Space plants 30” apart.


Use the leaves fresh, or dry them at any time.


The leaves and stems of lovage give a celery flavor to soups and salads. Blanch stem bases before eating. 

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