Lovage is a hardy perennial with large, rich green leaves that resemble those of celery. The leaves are stronger tasting, but sweeter than celery.
Lovage does best in a rich, fairly moist soil and can be propagated from seed planted in late summer.
Use the leaves fresh, or dry them at any time.
The leaves and stems of lovage give a celery flavor to soups and salads. Blanch stem bases before eating.