I’m not quite sure what it is. It is something like a houseleek – click on the tiny pic of its base for a bigger view, or here for a fuller view. I bought it in a village sale a few years back and it has sat outside come sun, rain and drought. This is the first year it has flowered. It reminds me of asphodel somewhat, though on a much smaller scale, and only really in the way the flowers look when closed up. I’m pretty sure they aren’t related.
More Friday Fabulous Flowers can be found at the Phytophactor’s. I’m going to ask him what mine is, if no-one volunteers.