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This plant is also called False Banana it is in the Musaceae family but is not a banana. It is grown for its root crop. Here I am using it as a replacement for my banana which was hit by the frost and cold winter. It is hardier than the banana and should survive the winter outside with some protection. It will not grow as tall as the banana, but it certainly adds an architectural structure to the garden. Its red-green leaves also looks great against the other green plants.



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