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Old 03-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I am looking for an flowering ornamental variety to grow from seed but I would like it to be short as possible; similar to the size of Super Dwarf Cavendish if such variety exist. Any suggestion?
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Musa Velutina, Musa Manii, Musa Beckarii (sp?), Musa Ornata any of these should fit your requirements.
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Good list, James! I need to get some seeds of these when I have a chance.

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It is possibly a hybrid with M. sanguinea, but really not much is known about its origins. From what I have observed it is completely sterile both female and male.
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Velutina is short at 6 feet overall height.

My Ornata Royal Purple has flowered at 4.5 feet overall height, but it is a newly transplant.
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