Laurie
Laurie
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Asked on Jun 5, 2013

What is this?

NormaStephanieSheila Suarez
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This flower is jsut blooming, looks like a double daffadail, but to late in the season. Plant is years old and has never bloomed until now??
what is this, flowers, gardening
19 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 5, 2013

    There is also a "triple Daffodil"

  • Reva Chevalier
    on Jun 5, 2013

    DIETES MORAEA BICOLOR-African Iris. Also known as the Spanish Iris

  • Gloria Schlender
    on Jun 5, 2013

    African Iris

  • Stefanie Reed
    on Jun 6, 2013

    WE HAVE ALWAYS CALLED THEM ASSYRIAN GLADS........THEY DO COME IN OTHER COLOURS. NEED TO BE ROOT BOUND TO BLOOM.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 6, 2013

    They're known as African iris in Florida as well. Definitely a type of Dietes.

  • Darla Brown
    on Jun 6, 2013

    After the flower fades, snap off the head (seed pod). They will re-bloom all summer! I have a white one and a yellow one out here in California.

  • Dana Shuster
    on Jun 6, 2013

    In Texas they are sometimes called bicolor iris. Mine love full sun and don't bloom well without it.

  • Nancy Bluto
    on Jun 7, 2013

    Often used in commercial landscaping in Southern California...practically care-free.

  • Sheila Suarez
    on Jun 7, 2013

    I love these Africa Irises but am glad to know what Darla said about snipping the dead heads off so they will bloom all summer!!!! I didn't know that! Can you dry and plant the seed pods for more plants???

  • Z
    on Jun 7, 2013

    I saw some of these while in California at a Best Buy. I wondered what they were. They're so tiny and cute.

  • Merri Jo
    on Jun 9, 2013

    it's Dietes iridioides, common name:is Peacock flower.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 9, 2013

    Sheila, the clumps of these expand at a pretty good rate. The easiest way to get more is simply to divide the clumps.

  • Melissa K
    on Jun 9, 2013

    Amazingly I thought this was what is growing in my yard. I know someone gave them to me but can't for the life of me remember what they are. However, someone said these are small. Must post a picture, but after the bloom faded, I figured mine looked ordinary. Mine are about 4 feet tall, had dainty yellow blooms, and later has the tall seed pod. During their first and second years, I noticed they were so clumped, that I kept separating them and never did bloom. This year, I did not feel like it, so the large clumps actually bloomed! Still unknown as to what mine are. Darn it, thought I had the answers! I thought the lady told me these were tiger lilies, but checked a website and these are not them.. Douglas...need a picture? They are very tall fan-shaped. I will also cut off these seed pods, but want to also know if I can plant them.

  • Sheila Suarez
    on Jun 12, 2013

    Thanks Douglas! I will sure divide them, these are great plants !! Beautiful flowers! My plants are in filtered sun but they have spread into a nice clump so far......maybe a couple of feet around but now that I think about it I've only had about 6 flowers on it so far, so maybe full sun WOULD be better!!!! Thanks Dana !

  • Stephanie
    on Jun 17, 2013

    IS IT AN AFRICAN IRIS

  • Sheila Suarez
    on Jun 19, 2013

    yes Stephanie! African Iris! Beautiful huh!!??

  • Stephanie
    on Jul 18, 2013

    yes she is....only have one in white and purple......want to get the yellow one.

  • Norma
    on Sep 22, 2016

    Hi Laurie, this plant will give you some Seed pods that are between 1/2 to 1" in length. They need to be brown which will then be ripened. Ma Ljubljana e s u re seeds are dry if you want to share with others. I have the light blue in color. Yes they are very beautiful. They will grow from seeds. Keep an eye out and enjoy.

  • Norma
    on Sep 22, 2016

    Okay, that jabbering was make sure they are dry, etc. ;)

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