Photo by taken at Stokes Tropicals, LA
Musa ornata Purple Flower Form
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Item #: 7927
Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing
Height: 96" tall
This dwarf, fast-multiplying Indian species is prized as a container plant because of its 5-8' tall size, and like Musa velutina, the clump is adorned in late summer and early fall with upright flower spikes of lilac-purple flower buds that peel open in layers, revealing the golden yellow flowers. Forget eating this seed-filled banana unless your spouse kicks you out of the house without dinner. We are just now trialing this outdoors and have a few extras to share...reports indicate that it is reliable in Zone 8 and possibly further north.