Lovage has a basal rosette of leaves and stems with further leaves, with flowers in umbels at the top. The stems and leaves smell somewhat similar to celery when crushed.
Growing Zones: 4-8
Mature Height: 3-6 feet
Mature Width: 15-24 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in Fall. Barely cover seed.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 10-14 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months.
Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Growth Rate: Moderate
Leaf Description: Celery-like, aromatic
Bloom Time: Summer, June-July
Bloom Description: Large white umbels
Harvest: Leaf, Root, Seed
Harvest Time: Leaf- Spring, April-June, Seed/Root- Fall, September-October
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant