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botanical name:
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering Current
family:  Grossulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.40m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Stiff upright stems and a compact habit. Large racemes of bright crimson flowers, appearing in early spring before the leaves open. One of the best red flowering forms. The broadly lobed leaves have a pungent aroma.

cultivation:
Any reasonable well drained soil, in sun or part shade.

Prune after flowering, cutting back some of the older stems to ground level.

propagation:
From cuttings taken in autumn

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