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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+

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Musa acuminata zebrina
Blood Banana



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

10 seeds
Musa acuminata zebrina Blood Banana is a spectacular plant native to India and Indonesia. While it can produce bunches of small, sweet bananas, Blood Banana is often grown just for its colorful, dramatic leaves. Its large, oblong leaves are purplish on the underside and mottled with wine-red and bronze blotches on top. Can reach about 6-9 feet in height, best grown in filtered sunlight. Not cold hardy, Blood Banana makes a great container plant, which can be taken outdoors for the summer and brought indoors for the winter months in temperate climates.

Zone 10+

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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 coccinea
Red Dwarf Banana



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

10 seeds
Musa coccinea Stunning, scarlet red inflorescence will last for months and is the showiest of all dwarf bananas. Slender, bright green leaves and clustering habit, small, orange-red fruit. Grows 5 - 7 feet in height, about 10 months to bloom. Most extraordinary!

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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Musa velutina
Velvet Pink Banana



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

12 seeds
Musa velutina An exquisite, dwarf species with bright green leaves and showy blossoms, followed by hands of small pink bananas. The flowers are pink to orange and the very ornamental fruits, dwarf bananas, are a bright, velvety pink and last for months at a time. They are edible and quite sweet, but also full of seeds. This species is very cold tolerant and will survive even frosty winters outside if heavily mulched. Alternatively it makes an excellent indoor plant and is one of the few bananas that will actually flower and fruit in the house. Place in a semi-sunny location. Keep evenly moist. Requires above average humidity. Grows to about 4' in height.

Zone 10+

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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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