Red Tiger Banana [SPRING]
(Musa sikkimensis) A beautiful cold tolerant ornamental banana from the Himalayas. It grows to 15' tall with huge purple striped leaves and long lasting yellow flowers. Though its almost as cold tolerant as Basjoo it needs warm weather to break dormancy. All the hardy bananas benefit from a thick winter mulch in colder climates. USDA Zones 6-10.