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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Musa are suckering evergreen perennials with very large, paddle-shaped leaves whose stalk-bases form a false stem, and clusters of tubular flowers with colourful bracts, followed by cylindrical fruits
M. ornata is a robust evergreen perennial to 4m in height, with oblong leaves to 2m in length, and erect spikes of orange-yellow flowers with pink bracts, followed by greenish-yellow fruits
Burma & India
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in humus-rich soil in full sun. Will need protection over winter. Place in sheltered area as the wind tends to shred leaves. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light. See banana cultivation for further advice
Propagate by seed, separate suckers or by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required, but remove spent foliage and cutting back in autumn may be needed
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and aphids under glass
Generally disease free
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