What is the name for the regular green leaved banana plant--large pink blooms-little green bananas? Wanted to put an ID tag beside it but don't know what it's called.Thanks Jan
Could it be Musa ornata? The website linked below says it is hardy in Zone 9 and higher, but I have been growing it for a couple of years in zone 8.
Here is a link that might be useful: Musa ornata
Thanks! That looks like it.I have mine on the east side of the house--been there 2 years & brother's has been in the same exposure 7 years.We mulch very heavy in winter & they do great.Thanks again
Over on the banana forum, there is a post about how to pollinate the ornatas so that the fruit actually grows and sets seed. Linked below as you might find it interesting.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pollinating ornamental bananas
Thanks,Ken.That guy is GOOD! I saved his post in my favorites so I try it.looks like I'll have to start monitoring the banana forum f I'm going to keep up with these :). Jan