Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Lovage is a hardy perennial that will die back to the ground in the winter, and grow again every season. Each season it comes back stronger than the season before until it has reached full maturity anywhere between 6 and 10'.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Lovage likes to be planted in a sunny spot, rich in organic matter and well-drained. The soil should be moisture retentive.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Plant outdoors when soil is at least 50˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
-
Water
Moderate

Keep soil fairly moist. A mulch will help to retain moisture.

Feeder
Moderate

Lovage does best in fertile soil.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Lovage grown in containers may need to be potted up every year because it gets big.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
48.0-60.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-30.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-8
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Similar to celery in use and flavor. However, many prefer Lovage over Celery.