Does anyone know what this is? - Knowledgebase Question

Midwest
Question by Brooke123
September 3, 2017
I transplanted this from my grandfathers after he passed away. It is some kind of annual. It dies and comes back every spring and it always comes back taller. It does not have any kind of flower either. It is not an elephant ear plant. I have asked tons of people and no one knows. Please help!
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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A comment from crawgarden
September 3, 2017
Looks like a Paulownia tomentosa Princess Empress Tree

Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Answer from plantladylin
September 3, 2017

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I agree, Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa).

Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Answer from Leftwood
September 3, 2017

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Yes, it is a Paulonia tomentosa. In climates where winters are warmer, it will grow normally, as a tree. But it is too cold where you are, and it dies back each winter and grows from the ground each spring. It won't ever flower where you live, but it sure is a fun plant!

Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
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A comment from greene
September 3, 2017
Pardon my ignorance but where is the midwest?
I looked at a map of the US and see that you might live any of several states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and/or Wisconsin. Thank you.

Midwest
A comment from Brooke123
September 3, 2017
Hello. I live in Michigan

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