Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm
Characteristics: Fragrant foliage, deep red flowers in clusters, black berries that attract birds, drought tolerant
Growth & Spread: Height 1.5m - 2.5m, Spread 1m - 1.5m
Flourishing Season: Blooms in March - May, spring flowering plant
Water & Maintenance: Water occasionally during dry period, low maintenance plant
Ribes Sanguineum or call it the ‘King Edward VII’ Flowering Currant, is a colourful deciduous flowering shrub, popular for its deep-red or crimson flowers that grow in clusters. This is one of the most vivid Ribes plants, excellent as a hedge since they can grow as tall as 6 feet in height.
These spring flowering compact-upright shrubs flower early and are easy to maintain. In the spring months of March - April, one can gaze upon the pendulous clusters of crimson red flowers that are irresistible to the bees! This brilliance of their flowers is supported with lobed, aromatic leaves.
King Edward VII Ribes will thrive in full sun planted in a sheltered spot. A moist, well-drained soil that is rich is humus will suit the growth of the roots. Once the root system is established, these shrubs become drought tolerant in cool summers.
These hardy bushy plants are perfect for a mixed shrub border or a flower border, flourishing in a cottage garden, courtyard garden or native landscape gardens.
The Autumn leaves of this Ribes flowering plant display attractive yellow-gold tint. Its flowers develop into black berries that will bring birds hauling right away to your garden.
King Edward VII is a rich colourful variety of Ribes that is sure to begin your spring with the burst of dazzling colourful flowers.
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