Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' is my favorite plant in the garden this week
I've been busy weeding this past week and every time I spot my King Edward VII currant, I grin ear to ear. I love the colors, the dainty flowers and compact nature of this plant.
As a matter of fact...it's too compact. It's been such a tidy grower. No wild sprigs or unruly growth. I need more of these early spring lovelies!
This plant was one of the first plants that I purchased when I found out that we were going to move to the families historic home and I would be reclaiming the gardens. I've always been charmed by it and I do believe I'll be adding a few more to create a real statement and have them act as a bit of a screen.
|ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII|
After my obsession with hellebores, this currant is my second favorite spring time plant.
Here is Garden World's discription:
Deciduous shrub with upright, arching stems. Among the first to bloom in the spring, this cultivar has pinkish-red, pendulous clusters of delicate flowers. Bluish berries follow the flowers and are attractive to birds. Lobed foliage is green throughout the growing season, then is a combination of reddish and gold in the fall. Medium growth rate.
Here's a link to the rest of the stats from Plantlust.com
Check out Danger Garden's blog where you can see who else is sharing their favorite plant in the garden this week.