Very uniform selection of lovage with green-yellow flowers. The leaves, stems, and seeds all taste like celery. Used extensively in preparing soups and salads.
- Perennial plants in zones 3-8
- Plants grow to 5-8 feet tall
- Leaves and stems taste similar to celery
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Dried seeds
As the leaves of Lovage mature their flavor intensifies, so we recommend that you only use young/new leaves chopped fresh in salads or atop meats and fish.
You can substitute Lovage for any recipe calling for celery and makes a great addition to soups and stews. Stalks of Lovage also make a great addition to any drink containing tomato juice so try to have some on hand for Sunday brunches!
SSE's current stock of the herb 'Lovage Magnus' tested at a 45% germination rate. This is below the federal germination rate standard (50%) and has been over-packed by 50% of the stated quantity.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Can also be directly sown outdoors just before last spring frost. Prefers average well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions.
- Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-10 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
First year growing this herb. Absolutely love this addition to my perennial herbs. Tastes like celery and parsley combined the very best of their genes. Only ‘downside’ is my dog loves it as much as I do. Lol Highly recommend to avid gardeners and herbalists.
Easiest perennial- flavorful substitute!
I’ll never bother with celery in my zone 6a climate again. I had neglected my Lovage seedlings and I planted a lone survivor in straw this year. It took off and is already two feet tall. Watered early on, but not much since, and tastes amazing in a cheese ball. I plan to let it stay a perennial in my garden- glad I tried it!