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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - May 18th, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Price reduction at Crocus

Musa basjoo (Japanese banana)

Musa basjoo (Japanese banana) was £19.99 now £9.99
Position: mainly sunny, with a little midday shade Soil: rich and fertile or loam based compost in pots Rate of growth: average to fast Flowers: white flowers in bronze/red bracts Flower colour: creamy yellow Other features: unpalatable greeny-yellow fruits Hardiness: half hardy – will need protection in winter An extraordinary, architectural plant with huge, green, paddle-like leaves that can each grow up to 3m long. It produces creamy yellow flowers in summer, that are often followed by yellowish-green fruit. These are not tasty enough to eat, however the plants look brilliant when incorporated into a jungle-style planting schemes, and can be potted up into large pots and treated as a dynamic feature. Garden care:Though the root is fairly hardy, you should apply a thick layer of mulch to protect the crown in autumn and protect the foliage with a blanket of fleece or straw. In colder areas, or where the soil remains heavy in winter, they are best grown in pots, so they can be over-wintered under glass.