This is Welwitchia mirabilis. I don’t think it has a common English name. One of the weirdest plants in the world:
I put in a water bowl to give the frogs something to breed in (hopefully). I might do a few more of these.
Here you can see the waterchestnuts comimg up. I planted them out some weeks ago. These are destined for a kiddie pool-sized container. Just a plant or two will spread to fill the kiddie-pool by fall.
Bulbs have been flowering for weeks now.
The garden is getting full. Actually there have been additions since this picture!