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Lovage Seeds

Botanical - Levisticum officinale


Seed Count:
125 Seeds
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Price £1.89

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125 Seeds.

Other Names - Mountain Celery, Love Parsley, Ligusticum Levisticum…

Lovage is a shrubby, tall growing hardy perennial with dark green foliage, attractive large seed heads and clusters of golden yellow flowers making it suitable for growing in the herbaceous borders as well as the back of the herb garden. The celery - like flavoured leaves are delicious in salads, stews and soups. The aromatic seeds can also be dried.

  • Celery - like flavoured leaves.
  • Attractive seed heads.
  • Aromatic seeds.

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders, cottage gardens, low maintenance gardens

Sowing Months - March - May

Harvest - March - November

Uses - Seeds used in breads, butters, cakes, herbal tea. Leaves used to flavour soups, stews, chicken dishes etc.

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants 50 cm
Position Full sun, dappled shade Distance between rows 50 cm
Average height 120 - 200 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 100 cm Sowing distance between plants 50 cm
Hardiness Fully hardy Distance between rows 50 cm
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm indoors, 10 mm direct sowing
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 15 to 20℃
Soil condition Deep, moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil RHS Bee friendly No
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 10 - 28 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow 2 - 3 seeds in small pots of moist compost. Lightly cover with fine compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
Thin to one strong seedling per pot.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame. Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over several days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow 3 - 4 seeds per station. The stations should be 50 cm apart in rows 50 cm wide at the depth suggested above. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water the newly sown seeds well.
Thin to one strong seedling per station. The thinning's can be eaten or transplanted elsewhere.

Growing On

Water the young plants well until established.
Established plants will need watering frequently to keep the soil moist.
Feed regularly over the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.


Harvesting of the fresh young leaves can start as soon as the plants are established and are growing strong, up until November.
Allow the flowers to grow if you plan to harvest the seeds, otherwise dead head the flowers regularly.


Direct contact with lovage can irritate the skin and eyes.

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