Zone: 5 to 9
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6′ to 14′
The hardy banana is considered winter hardy to zone 5 if well-mulched. Although it produces cream to yellow flowers in the summer, followed by inedible fruit, it is mostly grown for its large, tropical looking leaves.
In colder zones, it is a perennial that will die down to the ground in the winter.
It should be planted in a location that is protected from the wind, since the large leaves are susceptible to wind damage.