cardamom ginger

Leo A. Martin
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:19:02 PST
Years ago Logees Greenhouses in Connecticut sold what they called Elettaria cardamomum,
but they don't list it on their Web site now. I have been growing it for nearly 30 years
and giving pieces to other plant friends.

It is nearly indestructible in a container, but I have never exposed it to frost. It
flowered once in my mother's garden in southern California, where she grows it in a
raised bed. Her plant gets well over a meter tall. I don't have a photo of the flowers
and didn't see them.

The leaves are quite papery and are borne in two ranks, which is expected of true
cardamom. The entire plant is strongly aromatic, with the expected scent.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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