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King Edward Vii Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

SKU
09111
Pendulous clusters of vivid, crimson flowers make this the most richly colored variety of flowering currant. Blue black berries are a favorite of birds. A more compact grower than most, excellent as a hedge or in a mixed shrub border in native landscaping in cooler climates. A northwestern U.S. native selection. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationRYE-bees san-GWIN-ee-um
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)

Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought in cooler summer areas. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to remove dead wood and rejuvenate new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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