Sweet aromatic undertones
With a complex flavor somewhere between celery and parsley.
The root is used as substitute for Dong Quai. The leaves are terrific in burgers and spaghetti sauce! Easy to grow in garden soil. Likes full sun & plenty of water. May self-sow. Sow from spring to late-summer. Roots may be used medicinally.
Great flavor for soups, stews, in ground meat, fish and pasta sauces.
BOTANICAL NAME: Levisticum officnale
Start seeds in flats or in place in the fall or very early spring. (Fall-planted seed will sprout the next spring. In summer, sprouting will be improved by refrigerating the seed in damp soil for 2 weeks.) Transplant 3' apart into moist, rich soil in a permanent location. Perennial zones 4-8. Height up to 6'. Leaves and stems used like celery in soups, pasta sauces, and as seasoning. Roots used as a women's herb, with the same uses and preparation as Dong Quai.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 3-6'/Spacing 36"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Perennial