Ribes sanguineum | Blood & Flowering & Redflower & Winter Currant | 10_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Ribes sanguineum, also known as Blood Currant, Flowering Currant, Redflower Currant, and Winter Currant. This shrub likes to live in sun to partial shade where it can grow up to about 15 feet tall. The Pink, Rose, Mauve, Magenta, Purple, Fuchsia, Red, and Scarlet blossoms are a stunning display. These blooms are on display from late winter until early spring where it attracts a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked but for the best flavor, jar them and wait until winter. This shrub can be trained into a hedge. Ribes in general are larval host plants for the Gray Comma, Hoary Comma, Green Comma, Oreas Comma, and Tailed Copper butterflies and for the Nuttalls sheepmoth, Ceanothus silkmoth, Fernalds Eucosma, Clematis Clearwing, Formosa Carpet, Small Magpie, Neoterpes trianguliferata, Western sheepmoth, Tetracis hirsutaria, and Io moths. USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9.