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Musa sikkimensis (hookeri) 'Bengal Tiger' - Hardy Banana - Musaceae (The Banana Family)
Musa sikkimensis (hookeri) 'Bengal Tiger' - Hardy Banana - Musa sikkimensis 'Bengal Tiger' is a dramatic hardy banana with great burgundy stripes and a burgundy flush below.
Musa sikkimensis (hookeri) 'Bengal Tiger' - Musa sikkimensis 'Bengal Tiger' is a dramatic hardy banana with great burgundy stripes and a burgundy flush below.


 
1g
Price: $21.99
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Sun
Height: 6-10'
Width: 3-5'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 7970
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Description Fine Print
 
Musa sikkimensis 'Bengal Tiger' is a beautiful selection of hardy banana with much more burgundy than the species with burgundy stripes on top of the leaves and a burgundy flush underneath. Some claim this species is hardier than Musa basjoo but I've found the opposite. Even well-wrapped the stems of my plant have died to the ground every winter since about 2001. Still, with good mulching it has been ground hardy like a herbaceous perennial and returns to a height of eight feet every season with its gorgeous leaves. Well worth it.
Details
  • Class: Semi-evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Burgundy/Red/Purple, Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Montane forests up to 2000 m.
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
  • BC Native: No

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