Red flowering currant is a plant which belongs to the Ribes genus.
Deciduous shrub, native to the Pacific Northwest, which flowers in late winter or early spring with trusses of pink to red (occasionally white) flowers. Very attractive to hummingbirds.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Dark pink and Carnation pink and Cerise red. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.0 cm (that's 0.39 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Wild blue yonder. Leaves appear approximately as a Apple green colour. It grows mainly as a deciduous, which means it will tend to shed its leaves annually. Normally reaching to a mature height of 9.75 feet (3.00 metres). This plant tends to bloom in early spring. This plant is a great attractor for birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Red flowering currant is a great choice.
United States is believed to be where Red flowering currant originates from.
As Red flowering currant is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Very easy to grow, tolerates a variety of conditions and soils, but is best in sun. I light pruning immediately after flowering is possible for shape, and to encourage future bloom, but is not necessary.Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water very sparingly. Use Zone 7 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Red flowering currant is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
See our list of companion Plants for Red flowering currant to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Red flowering currant plants:
If grown in too much shade some specimens are susceptible to powdery mildew.
Red-flowering currant is fairly resistant to most insect and disease pests of this genus including aphids and currant fruit fly (Euphranta canadensis). It is susceptible to currant borer (Synanthedon tipuliformis), oak root fungus (Armillaria mellea) and seedlings may be susceptible to damping off disease.1
Redflower currant, Flowering currant
Ribes sanguineum Pursh
19 Jun 2011
Very pretty foliage. However unlike all my other red flowering currants, which are completely maintenance free, this cultivar is susceptible to powdery mildew.
29 Apr 2011
Pacific Northwest Native which is very adaptable. Tolerates poor soil, drought, some shade. Extremely pretty flowers in early spring. Attractive to hummingbirds.