"Ixia - The genus Ixia consists of a number of cormous plants native to South Africa from the Iridaceae family. Some distinctive traits include: sword-like leaves, and long wiry stems with star-shaped flowers"
Thanks Scott, I'm glad you commented. The picture sent was a perfect match. It wouldn't stay on my screen for more then a second, but long enough. It's a very attractive plant and I'm going to grow more of it. It's worth finding a place for.
"Thank you, Keryn. Our street (and the whole town) does have lots of lovely big old tall trees. Our commute to and from NYC to work is about 90 minutes each way, but it's a price we are willing to pay to live here."