Red-flowering Currant (Ribes Sanguineum) is a shrub in the Currant Family (Grossulariaceae). It’s native to Western North America, blooms Mar-Jun and grows 5-7 ft. It’s found in savannas and forest edges, openings, or clearings; tolerates moist to dry soils and partial shade to full sun exposure.
Red-flowering Currant is frequently planted in habitat restoration, including wetland and prairie buffers, forest edges and openings, riparian river buffers and savannas. It produces the most flowers in full sun. It has many varieties of flower color and it’s a great native alternative for garden beauty.