Anomatheca laxa False Freesia
Anomatheca is a tiny red iris from the grasslands of South Africa. It spends much of the year hidden underground, out of the scorching sun. In spring, tiny brilliant red blooms appear on 8" stems, always a delightful surprise. A single scarlet bloom will catch your eye from across the yard.
Mischievous seed-slingers, they seem to have a sense of humor. A bloom often appears appears growing in a crack in the sidewalk, but plants do just fine in the garden. In the ground, Anomatheca will spread into a nice cluster. Pop off the fat seed pods if you want to control where they show up next.