Home > Herb Traits >

Lovage
Lovage
HER-LOV01


 
Alternative Views:


Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 4 - 8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 48"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Chartreuse, Mid Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

Availability: Order Now, Ships Spring
Qty:

Description Briscoe's Tips Use Them!
 

Lovage Plants

Levisticum officinalis

Lovage grew abundantly in the Liguria region of Italy and became an essential ingredient in Italian cooking. This plant is a vigorous grower that prefers a sunny location and moist soil.

An aromatic herb, Lovage has a celery-like odor and a carrot-like root structure. It grows easily as a hardy perennial and will last for years if kept under the correct conditions.

Most parts of this culinary herb can be used. The leaves have an excellent, warm flavor like a cross between celery and anise, and are delicious with most savory dishes (soups and stews) as well as poultry. The stems are harvested while still young to be used for flavoring primarily in confections. The Lovage stems can be cut in the spring - blanch and eat as a vegetable. Even the seeds can be harvested and used when ground, as a substitute for salt.

Once in bloom, Loveage also attracts many beneficial pollinators to your garden with its fragrant blooms!


Features
Zones: 4 - 8

Size: 48"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Chartreuse, Mid Summer

Lovage Plant Uses: Lovage is a terrific culinary herb and has a light, savory flavor similar to a cross between celery and anise. The leaves, stems and seeds of this plant are all edible. Leaves can be added directly to stews and soups, while stems can be blanched like vegetables or cut to create hollow natural straws which are perfect for savory drinks like Bloody Marys. The seeds can be ground into a great natural salt substitute.

Tips: Lovage is a quick growing, vigorous plant so you may need to cut it back or harvest often to control its growth. Container planting will also help keep this eager plant in check, by controlling its spread.

Great Companions...
Marjoram 'Sweet' Chervil Chives, Garlic Thyme 'English'
Our Price: $6.95

Add
Our Price: $5.95

Add
Our Price: $5.95

Add
Our Price: $6.95

Add
Sweet Marjoram Chervil Chives, Garlic Thyme 'English'

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Lovage June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Plants received in healthy shape! They are doing
Well.

Thank you

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Lovage - reminder of my childhood June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Elisabeth Johnson from Harrison Township, MI United States  
My Lovage plant is thriving in my garden.  Grower's Exchange is true to their promise to deliver healthy products. This plant is very sturdy, and although initially the outer leaves looked spotted, new ones sprouted within a week and now my plant is producing more than I can use . Growing up in Germany we used this herb in soups, sauces, and even in spaghetti. It has a wonderful unique flavor. perhaps close to the Maggie soup flavoring you find in the grocery stores and celery (?) It's awesome, no left-overs when I use this herb in my cooking!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Lovage June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from ,  
Lovage is delicious in soup. Plants arrived undamaged. I am happy with the purchase.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Beautiful May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Joyce Gregoire from Hyannis, MA United States  
My lovage is doing excellent.  Beautiful, healthy plant.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Nothing lovelier than lovage! April 30, 2017
Reviewer: Anca Fowler from Russellville, AR United States  
As one who grew up on a large array of sour soups, I declare there's Nothing livelier than locate! Actually,  there's no such thing as a sour soup without love, be it based on beef, fish, or just a good hearty vegetable soup,whenever you want it, however you want it, but NOT without love! Thank you dear friends from Growers Exchange, you are real life savers...Not to mention the perfect timing, and the exceptional packaging condition the precious herbs have been delivered.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews