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Musa 'Darjeeling Giant'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Musa 'Darjeeling Giant'

Banana

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Item #: 7826

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 240" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: India

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?


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(aka: Musa 'Daj giant') We purchased these seeds from India as a naturally occurring giant hardy hybrid banana from India's Darjeeling Hills region, whose mama was the winter hardy Musa sikkimensis, but whose baby-daddy was unknown. We've had these in the garden since 2007, where they have achieved a height of 15' so far. Musa 'Darjeeling Giant' has nice red-purple leaf backs as the new foliage emerges, white wax on the trunks, flowers that are dark purple on the outside, and produce plants reach 20' in height.