Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Stamile
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 32 inches
Bloom size: 6.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Early Morning Opener (EMO)
Bud Count: 26-30
Branching: 4-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: bright yellow with red eye and edge
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2022
Honorable Mention: 2018

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Morning Colors x Peppermint Delight
Child plants: 5 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

'Sir Francis Drake' was a featured
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Photo Gallery
Location: home garden VA
Date: 2013-06-20
Photo by Johanvanheusden
Location: My garden in Cortland, OH
Date: 2023-06-25
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2017-05-31
Location: Fort Worth TX 
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: my garden
Date: June 20, 2022
Location: Wood County, TX
Date: 2023-05-24
Location: New Jersey
Date: 2020-07-02
Location: Northwest Florida
Date: 2020-04-26
Location: Daylily show
Date: 2014-06-27
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2021-06-09
Early Morning Image
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2022-06-11
Mid Morning Image
Location: my garden-zone 6b
Date: 2023-06-20
Sir Francis Drake
Location: Fort Worth TX
Date: 2009-06-20
Daylily \"Sir Francis Drake\"
Location: Fort Worth TX
Date: 2009-05-27
Daylily \"Sir Francis Drake\"

Date: 2008-09-22
Photo courtesy of Pat Stamile
Photo by Ladylovingdove
Photo by Ladylovingdove
Location: Stockbridge, GA
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2018-06-10
Photo by Ladylovingdove
Location: Central MD zone 6
Date: 2013-06-26

Photo courtesy of Patrick Guidry

Photo Courtesy of Woods Daylily Gardens, Au. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2015-12-30
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2015-11-28

Photo courtesy Maryott's Gardens. Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Guidry
Location: Southern Indiana
Date: Early morning.  June 2022
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2015-12-30
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2018-05-31
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2018-06-01
  • Posted by Barbalee (Amarillo, TX - Zone 6b) on May 24, 2016 4:32 PM concerning plant:
    The Maryott catalog notes Sire Francis Drake as rust susceptible.
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