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Levisticum officinale

Levisticum officinale

Common name lovage
Family apiaceae
Life cycle perennial herb
Flowers yellow
Size 4-6 ft
Light full sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

Wonderfully fragrant, fresh green foliage on an upright plant. Umbels of yellow flowers in summer, followed shortly thereafter by dense heads containing dozes of dark brown seeds.


We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F (56%G, 12-28d)
  2. Seed from '15 garden. Baggy 70F (no G, 11d; moldy)

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