skits said:Looks like an iris to me.
plantladylin said:They sure look like Irises (Iris) to me too. I see a label on the side of that pot and when I zoom in, I can make out something that looks like ___ine Green, perhaps the name of the cultivar?
Failure to see blooms could be due to the rhizomes being planted too deep in the pot; they should be just beneath the soil surface. Irises don't grow here but I think they need quite a few hours of sun daily to do well so I'm not sure why the foliage on your plant was turning brown unless it was due to a bacteria or fungal infection.
More information about growing Irises can be found on this American Iris Society page
Also, there is an Iris Society in your area perhaps you could contact them for further confirmation and information.