Lovage has a distinctive flavour that combines the savoury tastes of celery and anise. Use the young leaves in soups, stews and salads or cut the stems for crystallizing. Aromatic lovage seed can also be harvested for adding to savoury baked dishes. This tall hardy herb makes a useful addition to the back of borders and kitchen gardens. Height: 2m. Spread: 1m.
Sow seeds from March to May, thinly in a well prepared seedbed in full sun or partial shade and keep watered. Sow seeds 13mm deep in drills 30cm apart, and later transplant seedlings to 45cm apart. The plant dies down during winter.