RIBES (FLOWERING CURRANT)
Plant these shrubs in ordinaryin a sunny position from October to February.
Ribes aureum (Buffalo currant), 6 ft., goldenand black fruits. Its flowers, good for cutting, are more pleasantly scented than those of R. sanguineum.
R. sanguineum, 8 ft. or more, bears multitudes of rose-red flowers in short, hanging clusters in May, and is one of the most reliable of spring-flowering shrubs. The feline smell of the flowers becomes more pleasant soon after they have been cut.
R.s. Edward VII, deep crimson flowers.
R.s. Pulborough Scarlet, scarlet flowers.