Asked on Jun 25, 2012


Sherrie SBecky HDouglas Hunt


Have you seen this plant. It dies back each year but when it recovers the bloom lasts for weeks. Very tropical looking.
Hope it blooms this year.
4 answers
  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 25, 2012

    Whoops, the bloom lasts for 5-6 months.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 26, 2012

    Sherry, you have a Chinese yellow banana, Musella lasiocarpa, sometimes also known as a golden lotus. At maturity, the flower stalk may reach 6 feet in height. For its tropical look it is surprisingly hardy, supposedly to Zone 7.

  • Becky H
    on Jun 26, 2012

    Well, be darned! That's a new one to me. What an interesting plant!!

  • Sherrie S
    on Jun 26, 2012

    Douglas, the store called it a Golden Lotus Banana Plant - Guess that is their marketing name. The bloom is much larger when it is completely open.

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