Grains of Paradise - Plant
Description for Grains of Paradise
Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Scentless Turmeric, Hidden lily||Creamy white||August to September||0.75 to 1 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in a sandy loam in part shade with constant moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Plant in a somewhat protected location and apply a winter mulch in USDA Zone 5 where it may not be reliably winter hardy.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||24 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Grains of Paradise
- Scentless Turmericis a small herb with one of the showiest flowers in all Curucuma species. They are large pink. The plant is mainly found in South India. It grows up to a height of 4 ft. The plant goes dormant in November but resurfaces in May from the underground bulbs
Typical uses of Grains of Paradise
Special features: Interesting selection for the border front or rock garden.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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