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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
cardamom Ceylon cardamom
Malabar cardamom cardamon
Elettaria are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials with erect, reed-like stems with two ranks of linear to lance-shaped leaves. Separate, horizontal flowering shoots bear three-petalled flowers followed by spherical or ellipsoid seed capsules
E. cardamomum is an evergreen perennial with thick rhizomes producing upright shoots bearing long, narrow, dark green leaves. In summer, shoots spreading from the base carry white, orchid-like flowers with purple, yellow or pink markings, followed by small, aromatic, pale green pods (cardamom)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Requires tropical conditions to fruit well, but can make a good foliage plant under glass. Grow in fertile, loam-based potting compost with added leaf mould or granulated bark in bright, filtered light with high humidity. Pot on in spring
Propagate by seed sown with heat as soon as ripe, or by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Remove flowered stems in spring
Pests Generally pest free though may be affected by thrips
Generally disease free though may be affected by a virus
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