anyone overwintering musa sikkimensis in zone 6?

nucci60(6 Ma.)June 1, 2007

Got a couple of these this winter and they grew well. just planted them. got them from a guy in pennsylvania that grows them in the ground. Anyone else having good luck? Hope so!

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blondboy47(z6b(almost 7) ON,Canada)

Had good luck here after a very cold winter. We saw lows of -16C (3.2F)or so.

The entire plant froze solid. The corm was mush and I was sure it was a gonner.

Some very nice people here suggested that I wait. In the middle of May, we came home to see a sprout.

Now, a little over 2 weeks later and here's what we have ( so it does work here with protection):

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 10:13AM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

that a sikki or a basjoo?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 11:14PM
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blondboy47(z6b(almost 7) ON,Canada)

Basjoo.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 3:27PM
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