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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Sir Francis Drake'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sir Francis Drake
Additional cultivar information: (Morning Colors Peppermint Delight)
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow

Color Patterns:
Self
Eyezone
Edge

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Calif_Sue On Nov 25, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:

(Morning Colors X Tetra Peppermint Delight) 32 MRe. emo. Ev. 6.75 x 3 x 2.75. 4-way branching (2 laterals plus terminal y). 30 buds.

What can I say about TET PEPPERMINT DELIGHT that I have not said already. It has been a monumental parent in getting the eye alone in daylilies to be bigger than eyed daylilies of the past. The red eye on this flower extends from the green throat all the way out to 5 . Outside the huge eye is a bright yellow flower base and hidden behind the recurve is a bright red edge.

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE changes the huge eye equation considerably. Imagine the perfect combination of MORNING COLORS and TET PEPPERMINT DELIGHT but on steroids. Once one sees this flower one can never go back to hybridizing with either parent.
A choice flower. Fertile both ways.



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