Ribes sanguineum
Red Flowering Currant

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunPart ShadeBird Friendly
Red Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum

This upright shrub jumps out of the landscape in spring with its bright pink to red flowers that emerge before the leaves in pendant clusters attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to its nectar. Dark gray fruits feed many native birds in the winter. Easy to grow in even the harshest planting sites.

Nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies
The foliage is eaten by zephyr and other butterfly larvae
Used by nearly every animal in the woods!
Native birds love its fruit in fall and winter
Easy to grow, thrives in wood line plantings
Tolerates poor soils and drought well

Native Range

Open woods from Washington to California east into Idaho

Interesting Facts

There are few native shrubs that can claim such wildlife benefit as this plant. In spring, butterflies, bees and hummingbirds enjoy its nectar. Grouse and pheasants along with foxes and coyotes eat its berries.


Naturally found in woodlands areas, it makes itself at home in light to moderate shade but will tolerate more sun on the coast.  

Mature Size: 5-7ft. Tall x 3-5ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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