Lovage has a shrubby habit and needs a lot of space. It has quite a distinct flavour to the leaves and the stems which can be used as an alternative to celery in salads, soups and many other dishes. Lovage can reach heights of as much as 2m tall.
This perennial plant self seeds. Once the flowers have faded, cut the stems down to stop them from falling over and stop them from self-seeding.
Sow from June to August