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Lovage (200 seeds) (HB153) $2.00

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Lovage

         
 
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(Levisiticum officinalis) Flavorful dark green leaves and yellow flowers, the leaves and seeds are used for flavoring stews, soups, salads, pickling and more. Nice celery taste. The hardy plants can be grown in most of the north.

 
Lovage
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joel
Location:
Port Matilda, PA, United States
Date:
June 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Lovage
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, looks, beneficial

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've had a patch of Lovage going for 30 years up here in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. I first tried to grow it when I lived in southern Virginia(Norfolk) and it would rarely germinate and when it did it didn't really grow and would die off. Needs that cold. Mine can get up to 10 feet tall if I let the flowers grow. It's a good looking plant for the edible landscape as a background if you keep the flowers cut off; otherwise it gets scraggly looking. Mine is in a spot where it doesn't matter, so the flowers are allowed to grow; which the local beneficial insects appreciate. To me the flavor is more like English, red "cooking" celery..strong and bitter. I do like to chew on a leaf in the morning when I'm walking the dogs; it's supposed to be good for the stomach, and the Amish use it as a breath freshener. Used in moderation when cooking it maintains it's celery-like flavor much better than the standard celery we find here in the US...just don't overdo it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jansweeps
Location:
Bay city, MI, United States
Date:
June 16, 2015
          4.0
 
interesting plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Bees like the flowers.

What are the cons? Super strong celery taste.

Review:

I must have super lovage because my 3 year old plant is 8 feet tall with green flowers. I am growing it in a protected area with full sun and lots of water. The flowers smell really good and the bees and hornets love them. One plant is way more than what my small family can use. Be careful adding the herb to salads as just a couple of leaves can easily overpower. Spring leaves are much better than late spring. Lovage is extremely easy to grow in zone 5.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Equestrienne
Location:
Prescott Valley, AZ
Date:
July 1, 2014
          3.0
 
Hmmm
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, perennial zone 6

What are the cons? So strong late in season

Review:

I think I read that this was a salad herb. I've had it ruin salad with a strong bitterness. I think it may be best cooked or even as a bouquet garni... and removed before serving. Mine did get huge, probably 4 ft high and put out lots of seed. The flowers are more green than yellow .. unique. I did buy it as a plant and it comes back without any coddling. As stated, gives a celery flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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44 out of 46 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Waltzy Wu
Date:
March 12, 2012
          5.0
 
I love lovage in the summer when it sizzles
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Lovage once it is established in your garden will grow four feet high. Cut it back taking the leaves and stems, which become thick and hollow. Blend the takings with canola oil and let it drip through a coffee filter for two days and you will have lovage oil with which you can make lovage mayonnaise. It is so good that it will revivify your marriage. Equally you can make lovage pesto using a small amount of oil and some chicken stock and powdered almonds if you like, or not. Try a small dollop in your tomato soup or atop a scallop. The flavor is super celery, bright and fresh. The plant is vigorous and two plants will supply all your needs unless you are supplying a restaurant then six ought to do it. I want to plant some in a cold frame so I can harvest into November. The first year I grew it, I moved it into my bedroom in a pot as frost approached, so I would never be without it. Alas the aphids thrived in the warm atmosphere and took it down, but it affords you some idea how excited I was by the taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maureen
Date:
June 8, 2011
          5.0
 
GREAT!!!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I'm so happy to find this lovage plant. It has the most amazing flavor of celery. Easy to grow. You must try it

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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