How to grow Lovage

Lovage grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Levisticum also known as Levisticum officinale, Lovage perennial evergreen plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Lovage leaves

Leaves lobate with round edge, the leaves flat and grow on stems

Flower color yellow in inflorescence umbel shape, the seeds is also edible and used as spice

Taproot edible white with yellowish peel

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How to grow Lovage growing and care:

Mulch, at least cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Flower color yellow in inflorescence umbel shape

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut in the base of the leaf next to root

Information about leaves:
Leaves lobate with round edge, the leaves flat and grow on stems

Uses of Lovage leaves:
Salad, eaten raw, cooked, spice, herb

Edible Roots

Information about Lovage root:
Taproot edible white with yellowish peel

When to pull up Lovage root:

Uses of Lovage root:

Scientific name:

Levisticum officinale

How to grow Lovage

Planting Lovage plant

Growing Lovage plant

Lovage plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Herbs
  • Salad
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9