King Edward Vii Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
Pronunciation: RYE-bees san-GWIN-ee-um
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.