Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2011
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

'Little Prince' Banana
For many in our regions, banana plants are a staple of the backyard, but not suited for container culture. Hands down (pun intended since "hand" is the name for a natural bunch of bananas), 'Little Prince' will win over the few that consider bananas too messy, unreliable, or common for their gardens. Two to four feet tall and capable of making little bananas, this one grows for life in a big pot and is hardy enough to recommend to your friends far away in Zone 7.

Tool or Gardening Product

Mighty Grow Fertilizer
The full name of this product is Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer, and it is made in south Alabama. It is an organic poultry litter fertilizer processed to remove pathogens and make nutrients available to your plants. A material registered for use in organic agriculture, its analysis is 4-5-5 and includes trace minerals in a low-odor, low dust, finely milled product. For more information, visit


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