I have a mystery flower that I'd sure like to know a little more about.
These are the flower buds before they open. The plant blossoms each year a couple/few weeks before frost hits our area. Last year it seemed to be on the late side and barely had time to show its flowers before frost zapped it on September 30th. This year it's been in blossom already for a couple of weeks.
The blossom has a 5-petaled flower.
There is a cluster of "snowball" type blossoms on the end of each stalk. There is no fragrance to the flowers.
The leaf is about 4" long from tip to tip.
The plant stands about 4' tall and has several stalks covered with leaves. In the fall the whole plant turns brown and dies down so I've always cut it back. First thing in the spring it sends up healthy green shoots and grows fairly rapidly all summer to its full height and then gives us these last-of-the-season pure white blossoms.
Anybody know the name of this plant?
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