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Banana

Botanical Name
Musa species
Hardiness
Zones 8 to 10, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
5 to 15 feet
Width
5 to 12 feet
Flowers
Grown for foliage
Light
Full to part sun
Soil
Moist, well drained
Planting & Care
  • Site in a protected spot away from damaging winds
  • Can be overwintered as a houseplant or rhizome can be stored in a cool dark location like a Canna
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Rojo - top of leaves are green speckled with maroon while the underside of leaves are a solid maroon
  • Siam Ruby - compact up to 8' tall by 6' wide, dark maroon-red foliage streaked and spotted with chartreuse
  • Bordelon - 10-15', green leaves streaked with maroon, undersides of leaves are maroon

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