Lovage Herb Seeds (Levisticum officinale)

Packet of 500 Seeds
Sale price $2.95 Regular price $3.50

Single Packet of 500 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Lovage has an interesting history as a beautiful herb. This herb is very stately as it grows to heights between four and six feet tall. At the top of its' stems are beautiful pale yellow flowers.

This wonderful plant originally got the name "Lovage" from the derivative of "Love Ache". At first glance this seems to be a romantic woe or pain but in actuality it comes from the medieval name for parsley. You can trace the beginnings of this herb back to France, Europe, Romania and many more places. It has definitely been appreciated by many.

Lovage, scientifically called, Levisticum Officinale, flourishes in partly shady areas with a moist soil. This makes it an excellent choice for those difficult to plant areas.

It is no wonder that Lovage is virtually a universally favored herb. When you choose to grow this plant, nothing goes to waste. You can use the leaves in salads, soups and broths. The flowers are widely used in Romania to add extra flavors when pickling cabbages. Even the roots of this extraordinary plant do not go to waste. They are often eaten as a vegetable or a flavorful topping on salads. And, last but not least the seeds are often cherished as a spice, similar to the flavor found with fennel.

Lovage is not only tasty but has many medicinal uses. Some use this herb to tame a cough or even to relieve the pains a baby feels with colic. It is also very helpful with abdominal pains. There are even claims that this spectacular plant can help with liver problems.

Lovage is a herb that offers not only beauty and flavor, but also helps alleviate many aliments.

Sowing The Seed

Lovage is an easy herb to grow, from freshly harvested Levisticum officinale seeds. They can be started indoors, or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow them at a shallow depth of 1/16" under topsoil. Avoid burying them too deep since they will require direct sunlight to properly germinate. Transplant, or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions

Lovage plants will thrive in an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day, but will also tolerate partially shaded areas as well. They will also require temperatures of at least 70F and a soil that is loamy to average. Be sure that the sowing medium is also well drained as well. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily, until germination has successfully occurred.

Germination & Growth

Lovage seeds typically take anywhere between 7 to 21 days to germinate. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 4 to 6 feet tall, and can be spaced about 24 inches apart from one another. Their towering heights make them a good selection for a backdrop herb, since their foliage is rather attractive anyways. The plants can be harvested to add flavor to soups, stews, sauces, salads and more. 90 Days.

Our Promise

We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.

If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.

Our Guarantee

It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.

Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.

Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.

Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.

Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.

Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.

Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.

Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.

Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.

Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.

Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.

Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.

GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)

Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.