What is this?

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 KMS Woodworks on Jun 05, 2013
    There is also a "triple Daffodil"

  • Reva Chevalier Reva Chevalier on Jun 05, 2013
    DIETES MORAEA BICOLOR-African Iris. Also known as the Spanish Iris

  • Gloria Schlender Gloria Schlender on Jun 05, 2013
    African Iris

  • Stefanie Reed Stefanie Reed on Jun 06, 2013

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 06, 2013
    They're known as African iris in Florida as well. Definitely a type of Dietes.

  • Darla Brown Darla Brown on Jun 06, 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 Dana Shuster on Jun 06, 2013
    In Texas they are sometimes called bicolor iris. Mine love full sun and don't bloom well without it.

  • Nancy Bluto Nancy Bluto on Jun 06, 2013
    Often used in commercial landscaping in Southern California...practically care-free.

  • Sheila Suarez Sheila Suarez on Jun 06, 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 Z on Jun 06, 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 Merri Jo on Jun 09, 2013
    it's Dietes iridioides, common name:is Peacock flower.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 09, 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 Melissa K on Jun 09, 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 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 Stephanie on Jun 17, 2013

  • Sheila Suarez Sheila Suarez on Jun 19, 2013
    yes Stephanie! African Iris! Beautiful huh!!??

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jul 18, 2013
    yes she is....only have one in white and purple......want to get the yellow one.

  • Norma Norma on Sep 21, 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 Norma on Sep 21, 2016
    Okay, that jabbering was make sure they are dry, etc. ;)