Plant ID forum: Plant (flower) Identification Please

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Oct 20, 2011 3:12 PM CST
I had asked Dave what kind of day lily and he told me that he didn't think it was and asked me to post here Smiling So I am sending along the information here.

It is planted in my backyard in Phoenix, Arizona. Has been planted since 2005. I was told by the landscape architect it was a day lily. I just didn't know what kind and was curious. I've included the following photos to help identify it.

It grows out of a very spiky and almost palm frondy type bush/shrubbery. I get flowers if I'm lucky once a year in the Jan-April period depending upon temp.

Thumb of 2011-10-20/Icewolf/16048e

Thank you for your help in advance :)
Name: Zuzu
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Oct 20, 2011 3:13 PM CST


Looks like Dietes.

Edited to add this link:

African Iris (Dietes bicolor)
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Oct 20, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Holy cow you're amazing! Smiling I just hit wiki and Dietes Bicolor has a photo just like it!!!

You have my undying thanks!!! Thank you so very very much!!! :)
Name: Lin
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Oct 20, 2011 3:56 PM CST
Definitely Dietes bicolor and I hope you will upload your lovely photo's to the database: African Iris (Dietes bicolor)
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