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Default Name the cold hardy bananas!

What bananas (edible or ornamental) are cold hardy enough to survive zone 7b and 8a winters? Of course, we're talking about the corms being able to handle the cold and not the pseudostems. I know the following are able to handle cold temps:

Ornamentals
Musa basjoo
Musa sikkimensis
Musella lasiocarpa
Musa velutina

Edible
Orinoco

What else? Thanks.
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Average January Low: 31F, Average August High: 92F
Extreme Winter Lows: 5-15F, Extreme Summer Highs: 100-112F, Annual Precipitation: 52 inches
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