Question about Musa Basjoos in Zone 8

diana55(z8a)March 23, 2007

I was wondering if anyone knows, if I should mulch my Musa Basjoo's, in this zone? The winter's are pretty mild here in Vancouver British Columbia, but we do get some frost.Or should I dig the corms up and let them go dormant? Thanks!!! Diana55

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gardenguy_(z6b PA)

There is a fine line between the occaisional frost and hard freezes, which can occur when the temps get into the mid to low 20's ( hard freeze ). Your basjoo corms will do just fine in zone 8. As for the banana stalk itself, you may lose at least half of that.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 1:19AM
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I am in zone 8-coastal SC. My basjoos have done really well. Little or no damage and even had a january bloom this year. It was killed in feb, but they do well.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 8:10PM
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