Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’

'King Edward VII' Pink flowered currant

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 6' X 4'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



The red flowering currant thrives in habitats with substantial marine influence from Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles County. In inland settings such as Santa Clara County, a typical habitat is shady riparian woodlands. The red flowering currant has been well-loved for centuries because of its clusters of early spring flowers in pink, white and red, its vase-shaped growth form and round dark green leaves. ‘King Edward VII’ is one of the oldest of available selections, and is favored for its luminescent red flowers. It has proven to be among the hardiest of the red flowering currant selections. Plant in soil of at least medium drainage and some afternoon shade in inland locations.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous