Levisticum officinale - Lovage
Hardy / perennial /spice plant / seeds need 20-30 days to germinate/ H. up to 180cm/ sunny position / well drained humus rich soil / blossom colour yellow / flowering time 8, 9
Leaves possess excellent flavouring qualities for soups, stews and casseroles. Flavour is reminiscent of celery, and of the famous yeast extract ‘Maggi’. Can replace meat and bone stock in soups. Also gives ‘character’ to vegetable, meat and fish dishes. Vigorous tall growing herb, one of the first to return in spring.