King Edward VII Flowering Currant
King Edward VII Flowering Currant produces large, vivid, bright red flowers in spring on stiff, upright stems. It is drought tolerant once established and grows well in full sun or partial shade. The fruit are blue-black and produced in July. Currants are a wonderful native plant that has been used for years as a food source for Native Americans for many years. Red flowering currants provide nectar and habitat for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Latin Name: Ribes sanguineum
Site and Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full to partial sun.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-6 ft. in height and width
Bloom Time: March-June
Ripening Time: July
Pests & Diseases: King Edward is fairly resistant to most insect and fungal pests of the genus Ribes.
USDA Zone: 6-8