Lovage (Levisticum officinal) is a perennial herb that tastes similar to celery . We grow it because it is the host plant for black swallowtails and is one of my favorites for them. Despite not being listed in as many sources as other host plants, they readily take to it. Like many related plants (Dill, parsley, fennel), it doesn’t like a lot of heat and grows best in spring and fall and cooler zones.
These have gone dormant for the year, but still have excellent root growth and can be planted anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Just treat as is though it were still growing and water through any prolonged dry spells. These are grown outside here in Michigan. They may still have some foliage or yellowing foliage if ordered in early fall but as fall progresses and through winter, will just be old stems. Planting dormant plants is a great way to get plants established for next season!
These are grown in 4×4 1/2″ fabric biodegradable pots. They can be planted with the pot on or off, but I suggest tearing the sides of the pot for easier root penetration.