A hardy green leaved perennial herb. The leaves are cooked to add flavour to casseroles, soups, and sauces, and young leaves can be added to salad. The taste is most similar to celery with a hint of lemon.
Lovage can grow tall and bushy at over 1 metre in height, and is therefore less suitable for growing in pots. The plant dies back in winter. Sow seed in the spring, either in seed trays or directly in the soil.
Planning what to grow? See the allotment planner and record keeper.