We bought a new banana plant thinking the one we had was dead. It rained. The Musa in the garden was perennial and returned finally because of the extra water and enough warmth. The Red Leaved Banana we bought, Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii', was actually not hardy in this zone. So now we have one that is tropical to house in the winter but it is attractive with its red midrib and reddish emerging leaves. Also, it's quite palm-like with a fat trunk.