Chinese Yellow Banana (Musella lasiocarpa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silver/Gray with Leathery texture.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic


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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Dec 9, 2012 5:56 PM

Tropical or Tender Perennial, needs consistently moist soil and cannot dry out between watering.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Can't submit to Database without an ID by Fleur569 Sep 17, 2018 10:49 PM 3
Musella lasiocarpa by psa Jun 11, 2018 8:38 PM 11
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Stange Banana-looking plant by rms436 May 27, 2016 7:49 PM 2
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