Pink Banana

Common Name: Pink Banana

Scientific Name: Musa velutina

Origin: Assam and the Eastern Himalayas

Family: Musaceae

Bloom time: Summer

Think twice before you bite into a pink banana – and not just because plants in the Garden aren't to be touched or eaten. Pink bananas, also known as the less-appetizing hairy banana, bares countless seeds that are hard enough to damage your teeth. Cutting back and covering the crown with leaves in the early winter helps ensure hardiness.