How to grow Ribes sanguinium

Ribes sanguinium growing shrub‎ of the genus Ribes also known as Flowering currant, Ribes sanguinium perennial deciduous plant used as for the edible fruit and also as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves green, with 3-5 lobes and serrated edges

Flower color pink or red, grow in clusters, 5-20+ flowers in cluster.

Ribes sanguinium fruits

Fruit color purple the size 0.5-1.5 cm

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Requirements for Ribes sanguinium growing and care:

Chilling hours, mulch, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to a lot types of pests

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Gall, aphids, spider mite

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead and weak branches

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Pink or red flower, the flowers grow in clusters, 5-20+ flowers in cluster.

Pollination is done by:
Bees, wind

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Ribes sanguinium fruits?
Eat raw, juice, cakes, jam

Work requirements on the fruit:
In massive bird attack recommend to cover with a net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2 years

Scientific name:

Ribes sanguinium

Alternative names: Flowering currant, Redflower currant, Red-flowering currant

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone