Lovage, Levisticum officinale
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Hardy and stately perennial, growing up to four feet tall. Grows well in any garden soil and looks good as a backdrop to a perennial border.
PART USED: Above ground portion in soups and stews. Stems can be used like straws for a fancy Bloody Mary, adding it’s pungent celery on steroids flavor.
FUNCTION: Used in cooking and great dried for winter use as a celery substitute. A little goes a long way with lovage!