A friend has asked me the folowing: "I am trying to find out what has appeared in my garden. It is bright orange about 15/18 inches high., now has a second flower about the size and same colour as an orange poppy (like the Welsh yellow one) On a very slender stem a bit like a freesia stem not really any leaves as such although there could be one coming up from the base. It is only one flower on each stem and opens like a trumpet and closes up again." She has sent me the following photos - Anyone got any ideas? It can't be a day lily because there don't seem, to be any leaves.
I assume it is from a bulb
I know it I know it but can I think of the name? Had it growing in one of my customeres gardens a couple of years ago.
Ixia!!!!! just came to me well pretty sure thats what it is.
Thank you so much, Verdun and addict - and I think Ixia is probably right. I knew I had seen it before somewhere but couldn't pinpoint it. I've passed the info on to my friend and she is grateful to you too.