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Banana, Musa Basjoo (Hardy Red Banana)

Genus: Musa.

Species: Musa basjoo.

!!!!! DEAD !!!!! Jan 2011

14 & 15 Sep. 2010. Cherry Lance Garden Centre. GBP 2.49 (was: 5.99) x 2

Light: sun / part shade
Water: weekly
Over winter: Protect in garden

This palm-like perennial has striking foliage and drooping pale yellow flowers in brownish bracts in summer followed by green fruits. Can grow to 5m in height, so needs plenty of room. Needs humus rich, well drained soil. Can be propagated by division at any time of the year.

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