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Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant (Plant)

Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameRibes sanguineum var. sanguineum
Common NameRed Flowering Currant
Plant TypeShrub
Sun ExposureCoast-Part Sun, Inland-Part Sun, Inland-Shade,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeAny
Flower ColorRed, Maroon, Burgundy, White, Cream
Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July
Evergreen/DeciduousSummer deciduous/dormant
Height by Width12ft. x 8ft.
Specialty Features
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Hummingbirds
  • Under Oaks
  • Pollinators


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