Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'Item #6194 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Spectacular blue-green leaves striped with red. Large, heavy clusters of yellow flowers with red-purple bracts. Good in containers; useful near pools. Can bear small, sweet bananas. Perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:MEW-sa ze-BRI-naPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis Banana can turn a neglected backyard corner into a lush jungle of stems and leaves. Clumping Banana such as this are very effective fillers and background plants. Perfect for Asian gardens and those with a tropical flair. Equally at home around swimming pools and water gardens. Grows well in pots on porch or patio, to flank sculpture, fountains or specialty furniture. Plant with a bold hand knowing it won't overwhelm like the larger Banana.Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Fatsia (Fatsia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.