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Ensete glaucum
Giant Snow Banana



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

8 seeds
Ensete glaucum This exciting but little-known banana relative is also known as Musa nepalensis and Ensete giganteum, hinting at the plants giant size and is synonymous with the legendary “Snow Banana” Ensete wilsonii. It grows at altitudes up to 8,800 ft in China, Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand and possibly also in Tibet, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. It has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk, huge blueish leaves up to 10 ft long, and a huge nodding banana-producing inflorescence. It is extremely fast growing and so requires a good supply of fertilizer and water and is best planted in rich soil. Despite its common name, "Snow Banana," the plant is not well suited to cool climates.

Zone 9+

No export to Australia
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Musa balbisiana
Sweet Wild Banana



Qty $ 3.73 /packet

10 seeds
Musa balbisiana Musa balbisiana is a progenitor of the modern commercial banana. Vigorous and highly disease-resistant, it grows very tall, up to 20 feet and forms large clumps of lush foliage. Great for backyard jungle landscapes, its huge, colorful inflorescense is breathtaking. The fruits are bluish green and are attractive to birds and bats -- rather too starchy and seedy for human consumption. Hardy at least to zone 9 but may be grown in cooler climates with winter protection or in containers.

Zone 9+

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Musa ornata
Lavender Banana



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

10 seeds
Musa ornata A stunning ornamental banana species native to Bangladesh and Burma, 'Lavender Beauty' produces large, lavender-pink blooms which open up as the flower matures. Strictly tropical, easily damaged by frost. Grows to 9 or 10 feet in height, blooms appear year-round. Fruit is rather small and inedible but attractive. Full sun to part shade — easy to cultivate!

Zone 10+

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Musa sikkimensis
Himalayan Banana



Qty $ 4.17 /packet

8 seeds
Musa sikkimensis Cold Hardy

Few plants can add a more exotic, tropical appearance to your garden. This hardy banana from India was just introduced to cultivation in 1998. Though its precise cold tolerance is still unknown, it is believed that the species should be suitable for zones 7 and up. Care is similar to the hardy Musa basjoo banana. Quickly grows 15 to 18 feet in height.

Zone 7(?)+

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Musella lasiocarpa
Chinese Dwarf Banana



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

5 seeds
Musella lasiocarpa World's Rarest Banana

Musella lasiocarpa is a rare banana relative that comes from high altitudes (to 9200 ft) in the Yunnan province in China. Local names for the plant translate as 'yellow lotus emerge from the earth' or 'yellow lotus of the earth mother'. Botanists with a working knowledge of Yunnan and Musella think that it may be extinct in the wild and maintained only in cultivation by farmers in Yunnan and Sichuan.

The plant produces a large 6" artichoke like flower with brilliant deep yellow bracts that is dramatic and sunburst shape and lasts for several months. Cold hardy to zone 7b. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall in full sun to partial shade. Feed and water generously. The seed requires cool stratification (5° C) but then germinates easily (usually 6 - 8 wks), and subsequent seedling growth is as you might expect, very fast. The Musella lasiocarpa is very uncommon and makes a great conversation piece wherever it is seen.

Zone 7b+

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