Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum
From California Natives Wiki
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'
- 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.