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Garden Lovage
Scientific Name: Levisticum officinale W.D.J. Koch
Synonym: Hipposelinum levisticum, Levisticum paludapifolium
Family: Apiaceae
Garden Lovage (Levisticum  officinale) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Eastern Mediterranean region, naturalized in some areas of the US

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 2 to 3 feet tall (60-90 cm) or more, 2 to 3 feet spread (60-90 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, prefers moist soils

Propagation: Seeds, root division, self seeds if not ded-headed

This herb is sometimes cultivated for its celery flavor. Roots can be grated for salads

Blooming Habits:
Greenish-yellow umbels in spring

Fruiting Habits:

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