Galangal can be grown throughout most of Australia, either in the garden or potted for balcony’s.
In the garden, it is an herbaceoous perennial that can be moved on during winter if you wish.
While it is not as abundant in growth habit as Ginger and Turmeric, it is still quite stunning as a perennial garden plant.
In full sun, ours rarely die back in winter, just slow down somewhat.
The young shoots and flowers are very delicious, and apart from helping to treat everything from Colds to Measles, the tubers are wonderful in curries and soups.
If planted in a protected environment it will continue through winter without drama.
Potted plant in Summer, bareroot out of season.