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DisneyButterfly
Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2013
6:51 AM

Post #9701573

Currently growing in Birmingham area with only winter protection being corner of house & deck. Beautiful Pink Bloom, base apx 4 inches, smaller fruit with larger amount of seeds?

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DisneyButterfly
Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2013
6:52 AM

Post #9701575

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9701648

Perhaps Musa velutina (Pink Velvet Hardy Banana).

JohnJebaraj
MADURAI, TAMIL NADU
India

November 4, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9701681

Musa ornata

Blooms vertically

Later on turns down due to the weight of the fruits

Mostly Ornamantal


Jj

Musa ornata - Ornamental Banana

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


November 4, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9701732

Yes, Musa ornata, Flowering Banana.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2531/

http://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/1432/musa-ornata-flowering-banana/

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c543\



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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2013
11:44 AM

Post #9701769

It's very attractive.
DisneyButterfly
Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2014
8:43 AM

Post #9824122

WOW Such great response on this. Thank you all so much!! You have help us so much!!

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