RIBES (FLOWERING CURRANT)

(deciduous leaf-losing)

Plant these shrubs in ordinary soil in a sunny position from October to February.

Ribes aureum (Buffalo currant), 6 ft., golden flowers and black fruits. Its flowers, good for cutting, are more pleasantly scented than those of R. sanguineum.

Ribes aureum

Ribes aureum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

17. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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