Well, no sooner have I written up Petunia ‘Black Velvet’, the first ever black petunia, and mentioned that two more black petunias were on the way - than one of them is listed.
As you can see, Petunia ‘Phantom’ is black with a yellow star pattern and this colouring might well prove easier than pure black to integrate in containers with other plants as it will be possible to make colour connections with both the black and the yellow tones.
Raised by the same breeder as ‘Black Velvet’, Jian Ping Ren of the American breeding company Ball FloraPlant who've raised so many of the petunias and other patio plants we grow, it has the same bushy rather than trailing growth and is ideal for mixed containers.
That just leaves the third of their black varieties, ‘Pinstripe’, as still unlisted here in Britain. This is actually more of a deep purple, with a creamy or rosy stripe. When it’s available to order, I’ll let you know.
You can order Petunia ‘Phantom’ from Thompson & Morgan