Bananas are made up of three genus, Musa the more tropical of the three and the easier group of them. Ensete a mainly African genus that occurs from Ethiopia to Madagascar where people use them from everything from water storage to bread! Lastly you have Musella, this genus keeps jumping back with Ensete but there is only one species in the genus, the Chinese lotus banana native to Yunnan, China.
Everyone should grow bananas, as a talking point and for their exotic feel, there really not that difficult to look after, the two easiest species are Musa basjoo and Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Canna, which in some species can be similar to bananas such as C. musifolia produce large leaves and exotic flowers, native to the new world the rhizomes of C. indica can be eaten! Please note there is a nasty Canna virus going around the world but we guarantee that our cannas are virus free as all are produced onsite.