Daylily 'Admiral's Braid'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Admiral's Braid
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1990
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maitland, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Valdosta, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Felicity, Ohio

Kreamer, Pennsylvania

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 18, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

Admira's Braid does have a pretty flower, and when it was introduced, it was a breakthrough in colors and edges.

However, after waiting years for its price to drop so I could grow it, I find that I am disappointed in how poorly the foliage resists leaf streak, a very common daylily foliar fungus. This cultivar can get downright ugly here in Florida, The Land of Fungi. I will probably give this daylily away. It does not bloom well enough to forgive many months of ugly leaves! Others will plant such daylilies so that the leaves can hide, I'd rather grow more healthy plants in the first place. :-)


On Feb 9, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5.5" blooms, 21" scapes,Stamile 1990, AHS awards-Junior Citation 1990, Honorable Mention 1996, Award of Merit 1999


On Dec 12, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Very good plant. The first "white gold edged" daylily I bought. Blooms very well.