I'm considering growing clumping bamboo for clothing; what type should I plant in order to make cloth.
It hasn't been colder than -10°F in a few years (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
What types should I look into growing?
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Phyllostachys edulis, common name Moso bamboo, is the variety used to make various fabrics. Unfortunately, its only hardy down to Zone 6, grows best in zone 7-9, needing a temperature above 5 °F as a minimum, so you can't grow it where you are. Turning bamboo into fabric likely isn't something you could do yourself anyway, but there's more information on that here https://www.contrado.co.uk/blog/bamboo-jersey-the-holy-grail-of-fabric-or-pandoras-box/. Having researched, I can't find any bamboo that will tolerate temperatures in Zone 4a, though there are some varieties of Phyllostachys which will manage in Zone 5.