The young leaves of this perennial herb are ideal for adding to salads, soups, stews and potato dishes, while blanched shoots can be eaten as a vegetable, and the roots are edible as a cooked vegetable or raw in salads. The stalks can be candied like angelica, while dried leaves can be used to make a tea. Thanks to its ornamental good looks, it is perfectly at home grown among other plants in a sunny or partially shaded border.
Plant in rich, deep, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Lovage is a prolific self seeder. Retain some seedlings if you like, but weed out others to prevent the plants from smothering other plants in the border. Trim plants in summer to encourage a flush of new shoots. Plants will turn back and start to die back in autumn. At this time, cut stems back to just above ground level. Large clumps can be divided in the spring.
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