Tall perennial plant used very frequently in southern Europe, Germany and eastern European cuisines. Its taste resemble a very intense celery flavour. Used in soups, salads, stews... Is said to have beneficial properties. Always consult a qualified herbal practitioner before using this plant medicinally or a qualified aromatherapist if using its essential oil, especially if pregnant.
Scientific Name: Levisticum officinalis
Plant Life Cycle: hardy perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 85-95 Days for leaves, 1 year for stems/roots
Sunlight: sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: rich, deep, moist soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in pots indoors from February. Sow directly outdoors from May. Harvest leaves as needed.