Red Tiger - Darjeeling Banana Seeds (Musa sikkimensis)
Price for Package of 3 seeds.
Bananas are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, justifiably so as they are easy to grow and few plants can rival their impact on any garden! Very few species are fully hardy, but once mature they can be planted out and wrapped up in sacking for winter. Some species are smaller in habit and make ideal houseplants. Musa sikkimensis is a fairly recent introduction to the UK. This striking Banana originates from Eastern India and is proving a pretty hardy species. A vigorous grower, it produces huge, tough green leaves with an attractive maroon midrib and strong, random streaks of maroon across the leaves. Mature plants (5 years +) bear long lasting yellow flowers. Although frost will not damage the roots, the leaves should be wrapped in fleece or sacking for the winter. Alternatively can be grown in a large container and moved to a frost free place over winter. All in all, an excellent addition to the subtropical border or achitectural planting scheme. Half Hardy Perennial (to 0C - wrap up in winter) Height: 3-4m Position: Sun or semi-shade preferably out of strong winds.