Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Red Torch Banana (Musa coccinea)
Red Torch Banana
This plant was growing at Fairchild Tropical Gardens. I really want to write a long post on my trip to Fairchild. I just haven’t had the time. This picture maybe a little too abstract for some; I was just amazed I could capture the color. This Banana grows 8-10 feet tall and is used for cut flowers and landscaping. It can grow well in a container for us northern gardeners. I have actually grown bananas indoors here in Connecticut (different species). Banana foliage is something I enjoy in the garden as it adds a tropical feeling and its leaves are structural.
This was shot with the D80 and I can’t wait to do some flower photography with it this spring. That’s if spring ever comes, as it suppose to snow here again on Saturday. I went to work yesterday and I am a bit of a hurting unit. It will take awhile to get back into shape. I didn’t get my hands dirty like I wanted to it was more like I got my hands oily and greasy starting up the power equipment.
Synonyms: scarlet banana, red flowering Thai banana, guineo de fuego,