Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Francis of Assisi') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Moldovan
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 26 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Edged
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: burgundy red to bright wine red blend with bold white picottee edge above a pale yellow to green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2004
Honorable Mention: 1999

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Abba x Shaka Zulu
Child plants: 13 child plants

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 4:26 AM

Excellent color. Blooms shorter than registered. Needs to kept divided in order to perform well.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Apr 20, 2018 7:50 AM

I've had Francis of Assisi for years now. I love it and wanted to use it in crosses. Checking the database I saw that it was both pod and pollen fertile, so I was very disappointed that for years I was unable to either set a pod on it or any other plant using its pollen. But after years of trying I am finally able to do both. I'm not sure what has changed, but last year I had two pods and the year before I got my first pod. So far the pods have had very low numbers of seeds (1-5), but I'm happy to get any! The plant itself is healthy, blooms well, and is increasing. I haven't changed anything, so I'm not sure why it decided to finally start reproducing. So, if anyone else has issues with using FOA in their breeding program, just keep trying!

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