You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Banana ‘Dwarf Lady Finger’ (Musa acuminata)
Yes, you can grow and harvest edible bananas in a pot. This new banana only needs to get 5' which is about as good as it gets in the world of dwarf bananas. We were surprised at how early this cultivar came into fruit, outpacing any of the other container-sized bananas we've grown. The trunk and leaves are modest in size, which makes it manageable for indoor and patio culture. The fruiting flower stem displays itself beautifully, arching and pendulating from the plant's crown. The 4" - 5" fruit is sweet and delicious. Give this one plenty of warmth, sun, water and feed and in no time you'll be harvesting a bountiful crop.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Full or partial sun, grows to 5' in container, minimum temperature indoors 60°, intermittent bloomer.
The Dwarf Lady Finger Banana I bought 1 year ago is growing very fast this summer. The leaves get slightly larger each time they come out. Its a beautiful plant!
If you want something thats attractive and produces tasty bananas, this is a great choice!