Today's bloom is Flowering Banana (Musa ornata)

Bloom of the Day for July 20th, 2012:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Pale Pink, Pink, Magenta (Pink-Purple), Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red), Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Late Fall/Early Winter, Blooms all year

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Zone 11

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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pirl wrote:
So lovely. It's exquisite.

Kell wrote:
Oh a PINK banana flower! I like!