Originally Posted by saltydad
Just to put in my 2 cents here-my Musa basjoo survives well with no protection. I left the leaves and all and they fried in the hard frosts but acted as mulch. I also had a lasiocarpa come back, although it looked rather tiny and forlorn. It was under a foot of straw. Sikkim failed to survive.
wow this is awesome!!!! So what state are you in I'm in tn zone 7b and I to have a musa basjoo that I'm planning on leaving out but wasn't sure because we had an awful winter !!!