Musa acuminata 'Zebrina'Item #6194 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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Exotic and lush, with spectacular blue-green leaves mottled with a deep blood-red. Large, heavy clusters of yellow flowers with red-purple bracts in the summer, that may bear small, sweet bananas. Good in containers; useful near pools. An herbaceous perennial for tropical landscapes and patios.
- 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.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Year-round InterestFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden 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 PlantsCrossvine (Bignonia); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Fatsia (Fatsia)
- CareCare InformationPrefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Likes some shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot southern regions. Shelter from strong winds to keep leaves from tearing. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.