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Musa velutina

Pink Banana, Plantain

Tender Perennial

An ornamental banana with lush green foliage, featuring a striking burgundy midrib. An exceptionally quick grower, with bright pink blooms followed by inedible pink bananas in summer, once plants are established. Makes an interesting feature in borders or containers. Easy to grow. Height: 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £1.49
Sow immediately on receipt. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1 inch) deep, in pots or trays of moist seed compost. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination can take 1 to 6 months and may be slow and erratic.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots or trays, taking care not to damage the root system. Grow on in well-lit conditions, and pot on plants as required.

During summer, plants can be stood outside or planted into the border but will need frost protection in winter. Reduce watering and be aware that leaf ends may brown during winter, however this is perfectly normal.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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