I noticed some Musa velutina at the local Canadian Tire store in Courtenay. I didn't think that I would bother but after reading this I just may give them a try too.
Your Basjoo's pseudostems made it? The Town of Comox had several planted, and all were left out without protection this winter. They froze to the ground and the town's landscapers replaced them with something else. It's too bad, I've been watching them and wanted to see how they did.
P.S. Barrie, How did your Ensete Maurelli do using the insulated structure you built? I need some of those