Scots Lovage

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Ligusticum scoticum
Common Name: Scots Lovage
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: May to July
Height: 6-24 inches
Light Requirements: Closed shade
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: White
Wildlife: Pollinators
Special Characteristics:
  • Glossy deep green leaves with fast growth in Spring
  • Leaves are frost-tolerant but die back in winter
  • Leaves, which are edible, taste and smell like parsley or celery
  • Formerly widely eaten in Britain to combat scurvy
  • Tolerant of salt spray