This is Elettaria cardamomum, also known as Cardamom. This plant lives in partial to full shade, while growing up to 10 feet tall. In the middle of Spring this perennial blossoms stunning white colors. The Seeds are widely used in Indian and Asian cuisines. The spice can be used to flavour coffee and tea. This tasty spice is deer resistant. Cardamom is a staple in curry powders, and is commonly used to flavor chewing gum, sugar candies, and liqueurs. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.