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Levisticum officinale

Lovage

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Levisticum officinale
  • Common name: Lovage
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Herb
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Lovage, Levisticum officinale, has a distinct earthy flavour, similar to celery but with hints of spice. This perennial herb has many uses – its leaves roots and seeds are all edible – and it may be used as an ingredient in soups, sauces and stews, as an accompaniment to fish dishes, and to enhance the flavour of pickles.

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Lovage is an ornamental herb that works well in garden borders as well as vegetable and herb gardens. In summer umbels of yellow flowers appear, which are extremely attractive to pollinating insects. 

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Lovage is one of the few herbs that may be grown in partial shade. 

How to grow Levisticum officinale

  • Plant size

    2m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Levisticum officinale and wildlife

Levisticum officinale is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Levisticum officinale poisonous?

Levisticum officinale has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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