Lovage

Lovage

Levisticum officinale

Plant family

Doldenblütler (Apiaceae) (Apiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Seeding distance

30 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Beginning of March

Propagating

End of March

Transplanting

Description

Lovage - also called Maggi herb - is a perennial culinary herb (up to 6 years) from the umbelliferae family. The dried seeds and leaves are used as a spice. Essential oils can be extracted from the root for medicinal use. Individual stems can grow 1-2 m high in summer.

Origin:

Southwest Europe

Growing tips

Lovage likes a bright, sunny location, deep, humus soil and needs quite a lot of nutrients. In addition, lovage has a high water requirement, but does not tolerate waterlogging. In spring the plant becomes bushy, in summer it forms stems that can grow up to 2 m high.

Companion Plants

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

Snails