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Name: Mike Schwartz
Mt Pleasant, SC (near Charlest (Zone 9a)
May 27, 2016 7:11 PM CST
|We've had this specimen in our garden for about 5 years, having purchased it in a pot at an Ace hardware store and transplanted to the ground. Leaves look somewhat like a banana plant, but it is much shorter (about 3 feet tall max). In early April we were greeted by two yellow flowers for the first time. These are about the size of a medium artichoke. A row of petals, starting at the bottom, open about once weekly, exposing rows of small stamen/pistil looking parts. Bees are very active around it, although we see no evidence (yet) of fruit forming. Does anyone know what this plant is?
Mike in Mt PLeasant
May 27, 2016 7:47 PM CST
|Hi Mike, Welcome to garden.org!
That beauty sure looks like Chinese Yellow Banana (Musella lasiocarpa)
More photos can be seen here:
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May 27, 2016 7:49 PM CST
|Very nice plant you have.
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