Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

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Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Species Name: Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum
Common Name: Pink-Flowering Currant

Beautiful pink flowers hang like a pendant. Perfect for a woodland garden. Give some summer water in hot inland areas. Forage source for Coppers and Angelwings.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-10' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright with vase shape
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Range, Central Western CA (except for Inner South Coast Range)
Natural Habitat: Many habitats below 3300'

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Of more slender habit than [Ribes malvaceum viridifolium], flowers deep pink, in winter and early spring. Thrives best in partial shade. Gallon cans, 60c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.