Asked on Jun 25, 2012

Plant

Sherrie SBecky HDouglas Hunt
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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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