Alpinia galanga - Thai Ginger - Galangal
Galangal is essential to Thai cooking. A member of the ginger family, its tender pink rhizomes have a pungent fiery flavor that's characteristic of Southeast Asian cuisine. If you cook Thai food, you need Galangal.
Thai Ginger grows in clumps of 5' stalks with broad, shiny leaves. Spikes of fragrant pink and yellow flowers rise above the lush foliage and last for weeks. In the tropics, the red fruits are used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Galangal thrives in rich moist soil. It tolerates more sun than most gingers and is hardy down to zone 7. It will grow in a pot (a big pot). Once settled in the ground it will spread into a handsome clump. This is a vigorous plant that's fragrant, beautiful, edible, and very easy to grow.
5 rare seeds.