(Gossard, James) 2017 introduction
(Hooked on You) x (Men in Black)
Seedling number 804-11
Tetraploid 28" Midseason Dormant emo fr 5 3/4" 3-4 way branching 18-24 buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer. Very good rust resistance. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4-9.
Flowers of Black Wolf are burgundy black with a multi-colored triple edge and dual colored white and gold teeth, capped off with a green throat. This is my best toothy introduction of 2017, and one that makes people stop and stare in the garden. It brings a dark color rarely seen in a toothy flower with a hard dormant line that also grows well in the south. If you pick just one flower this year- it should be this one. Grows well across zones- tested in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama and Florida. Easily pod and pollen-fertile, it has been a great parent, passing on its stunning looks and saturated color on to its kids.