Ribes x gordonianum

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF

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One of the most spectacular of the flowering currants. This hybrid between the yellow eastern Ribes odoratum and the pink flowered western Ribees sanguineum splits the good looks with chains of coral orange flowers with a faint yellow center. Salmon up close the color reads as orange from farther away. Blooms March/April for weeks on a large spreading shrub for part shade and rich, well drained soil. Consistent summer moisture- do not let it dry completely nor should it ever be soggy. Extremely cold hardy with orange/yellow fall color. To 8′ x 8′ in 8 years. Blooms on wood from the previous year- prune AFTER flowering if needed.

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