Black Panther        
(Gossard, James)  2013 introduction
Seedling # EHTTRS3

((Earth Shaker) x  (Heavenly Thunderbird)) x (Webster's Purple Wonder)
Tetraploid 44" Mid Late season  Dormant emo fr 8- 10" 6-7 way branching  38-42 buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer

Flowers of Black Panther are black purple with a darker black purple eye zone. The throat is green, which radiates into an orange starburst pattern. Petals can be edged in white and magenta. Very striking for a near-black flower. It has incredible branching and bud count. Won JC in 2012. One of the highlights at AHS national convention in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. A super hybridizing and garden plant. I think 'Black Panther' is a key parent for pattern breeding. Kids pass on multiple colored edges.  Below is a new diploid seeding which I hope to convert and use with 'Black Panther'. ........$100 Double fans

 Photo shows white edge on dark black purple flower

Super good branching

Notice height and bud building


Thank You Garden Judges for Voting!
Black Panther won a Junior Citation as a result.

Black Panther

Diploid #1 treating to use with Black Panther

Diploid #2 treating to use with Black Panther
As you can see, Black Panther is perfect for crossing with. It is dormant and has such a super plant habit.

Pollen and pod parents pedigree of Black Panther from AHS database.

Earth Shaker (Gossard, 2006)
height 43", bloom 9", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, 28 buds, 6 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Dark maroon self above green throat. (((Twist of Lemon × Swirling Spider) × Velvet Widow) × Tet. Black Plush)

Heavenly Thunderbird (Gossard, 2005)
height 46", bloom 7.5", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, 15 buds, 3 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Wine purple with lighter edge above green throat. (Star of India × Red Hurricane)

Purple Many Faces (Roberts-N., 1995) tetraploid form converted by James Gossard
height 28", bloom 9", season MLa, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Purple self with yellow throat.

Parents of Webster's Purple Wonder

Webster's Purple Wonder (Webster-Cobb-Gossard, 2013)  seedling # TRS-3
height 36", bloom 11", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 18-22 buds, 3-4 branches, Unusual Form Crispate-cascade, Maroon purple self. (Richard Webster × Webster's Thunderbolt)

Webster's Thunderbolt (Webster-Cobb, 2008)
height 34", bloom 12", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 18 buds, 4 branches, UFo Crispate , Maroon red self. (Red Suspenders × sdlg)

Richard Webster (Webster-Cobb, 2008)
height 42", bloom 12", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 18 buds, 4 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Red purple self. (Purple Starburst × Red Pinnacle)

Red Suspenders (Webster, 1990)
height 32", bloom 11", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, UFo Crispate , Bright red spider self with green chartreuse throat.

Red Pinnacle (Webster, 1997)
height 28", bloom 11", season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Red self with a green throat. (Sun Ball × sdlg)

Purple Starburst (Higgins-LA., 2001)
height 36", bloom 8", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, 9 buds, 2 branches, Purple with white midrib above light chartreuse throat. (Cameroon Night × Swirling Spider)

Swirling Spider (Hite, 1990)
height 34", bloom 10", season EM, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Unusual Form Crispate-Cascade, Red spider with green throat. (Twist of Lemon × Samar Star Fire)

Twist of Lemon (Brooks-H., 1984)
height 33", bloom 7", season EM, Dormant, Tetraploid, Unusual Form Crispate, Pale lemon yellow self with green throat. (Mint Tint × sdlg)

Mint Tint (McEwen, 1976)
height 22", bloom 8", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Greenish yellow with slight halo and green throat. (sdlg × sdlg)

Samar Star Fire (Sullivan-M., 1985)
height 32", bloom 9", season MLa, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Burgundy red spider with greenish yellow throat. (sdlg × Hudson Valley)

Hudson Valley (Peck, 1971)
height 32", bloom 8.5", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Greenish yellow self with deep green throat. (Bonnie John Seton × sdlg)

Bonnie John Seton (Peck, 1967)
height 26", bloom 7", season EM, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Light yellow self with green throat.

Sun Ball (Webster, 1993)
height 30", bloom 10", season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Red spider self with yellow throat. (Fire Arrow × Galaxy Rose)

Galaxy Rose (Webster, 1985)
height 32", bloom 9.5", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Very Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Deep rose spider with green chartreuse throat.

Fire Arrow (Webster, 1985)
height 24", bloom 8.5", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Bright red spider with green chartreuse throat. (Sun Devil × sdlg)

Sun Devil (Webster, 1975)
height 20", bloom 7.5", season M, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Maroon self with chartreuse and gold throat. (sdlg × Lusty Lealand)

Lusty Lealand (Peck, 1970)
height 28", bloom 6.25", season M, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Red self with green yellow throat.


Cameroon Night (Trimmer, 1996)
height 36", bloom 7.5", season EM, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Dark purple self and green throat. (Cameroons × Tet. Peacock Maiden)

Peacock Maiden (Carpenter-K., 1982)
height 31", bloom 9.5", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Diploid, Fragrant, Unusual Form Crispate, Purple with creamy white eyezone and large green throat. ((Grape Arbor × sdlg) × sdlg)

Grape Arbor (Maxwell-T., 1973)
height 24", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Grape with white midribs and green throat.

Cameroons (Munson-R.W., 1984)
height 28", bloom 5", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Claret self with yellow green throat. (Siamese Royalty × Royal Heritage)

Siamese Royalty (Munson-R.W., 1980)
height 24", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Wine red self with cream gold throat.

Royal Heritage (Munson-R.W., 1978)
height 32", bloom 6", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Violet plum with chalky violet eyezone and lemon green throat. ((Strasbourg × Chicago Regal) × Empress Seal)

Strasbourg (Munson-R.W., 1971)
height 28", bloom 6", season EM, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Rose wine with chalky rose eyezone and cream throat. (Scarborough Fair × Kings Cloak)

Chicago Regal (Marsh, 1970)
height 30", bloom 7", season M, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Purple with deeper eyezone and green throat.

Empress Seal (Moldovan-Barrere, 1975)
height 28", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Light orchid blend with large chalk white eyezone and cream green throat. (sdlg × Catherine Woodbery)

Scarborough Fair (Munson-R.W., 1969)
height 28", bloom 7", season M, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Rose peach overlaid mauve with gold green throat.. (Georgica × sdlg)
Kings Cloak (Munson-R.W., 1969)
height 25", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Wine rose blend with mauve wine eyezone and yellow lime throat. (Oriana × sdlg)

Tetra Catherine Woodbery (Childs-F., 1967)
height 30", bloom 6", season MLa, Dormant, Diploid, Very Fragrant, Orchid self with green throat.

Georgica (Munson-R.W., 1966)
height 26", bloom 5.5", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Rose self with gold chartreuse throat.

Oriana (Munson-R.W., 1966)
height 28", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Tomato cream with red halo and gold yellow throat . ((sdlg × (Dorcas × Superfine )) × Crestwood Ann)

Dorcas (Spalding, 1958)
height 36", season E, Evergreen,, Burnt orange self.

Superfine (Fay-Hardy, 1960)
height 34", season M, Dormant, Diploid (sdlg × Frances Fay)

Crestwood Ann (Fay-Griesbach, 1961)
height 25", season EM, Dormant, Tetraploid, Medium melon self. (Betty Rice × sdlg)

Frances Fay (Fay, 1957)
height 24", season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Melon self.

Betty Rice (Fay-Russell, 1956)
height 36", season MLa, Dormant, Diploid, Blend of powder pink and lavender