Who would've thought?
I don't know much about this plant, Leibnitzia anandria, but I sure am learning!
First, the person who gave some seedlings to me two seasons ago said it was an annual. I grew them in pots. When all I got that first season were late summer "nothing flowers", and the plants were not in decline, I kept them over to last spring. Then found this Leibnitzia was indeed perennial. This year still no spring flowers, but again late summer flowers that don't open and only produce seed.
Now I just found a Leibnitzia volunteer growing in the lawn at the foot of a Scarlet Curls (weeping) willow. Well, to late to see about spring flowers, I probably mowed them off. But now that I haven't mowed for a while, there is that powder puff seed head again. Hrrrmph. Well actually it is kind of ornamental and looks like a midget dandelion puff, and stays for a long time, relative to most seedheads that blow away. Still, I want flowers!
Admittedly, my pot plants are probably not as happy as if in the ground, and next season that volunteer will probably bloom in spring, but if anyone has bloomin'(I mean blooming) tips, I am all ears!