Lovage herb plants can be harvested for both the leaves and the seeds. Leaves should be picked before the herb plant has flowered, chop the leaves finely, and freeze them.
For the Lovage seeds, allow the seed stalk to ripen and turn brown cut the stalks, and finish drying the seeds in a warm, well-ventilated place. Cut the seed stalks to prevent the Lovage plant from re-seeding.
Lovage seeds grow quickly and the herb plant can reach over 72 inches in height. Prefers full sun to partial shade, and it develops a long taproot, so cultivate the bed deeply before adding the Lovage plant seed.
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 72 - 78 inches
Bloom Season: Midsummer
Bloom Color: Yellow-green
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Grows well in any deep, well-drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.8