Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Jeannie! My fan palms are windmills, minors, birminghams, brazorias, and lousianas. I do not have any euros out in the ground as of yet, but love them and wish I could grow them here. Tried twice, lost twice! The flowering bananas I believe you are referring to are a hybrid I have been trialing for someone that does the hybridization. It has been hardy for me so far and think it is a definite winner. The "blood camaflage" banana I think you are referring to is the Musa zebrinus and no, it is not hardy for me. I pot a couple pups up each fall for the next year. I am trialing a nice variegated banana similiar in looks to the M.zebrinus, that I got last year and it did overwinter for me, but we did have a fairly mild winter, so I will have to wait and see how it does with a harsher winter. And lastly, the dark metallic elephant ear you are wondering about is Colocasia 'Diamond Head', and it has been hardy for me the past two winters. Not as large overall as some of my other colocasias, but the color and sheen is impressive indeed, in my opinion! Again, thanks for the kind words... If you have a Facebook account, you are more than welcome to look me up! I have most my pictures on there... Have a great day!