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Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty - Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant

Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty blooms early in the season, often one of the most spectacular natives around Christmas. The Chaparral Currant will continue producing pale pink flowers through the Winter and into early Spring. Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty grows in full sun to light shade. Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty is widely tolerant of soil types. The Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant is drought tolerant and will do best with some drying between irrigation cycles in a garden setting though the Chaparral Currant will usually go Summer deciduous regardless. Ribes malvaceum is native to the Coast Ranges and Sierra Foothills up to an elevation of 2500 feet. Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty flowers are a Winter food source for resident hummingbirds and the Spring fruits food for a host of wildlife. Both the flowers and foliage are fragrant.

Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty, Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant

Pale pink to white flowers of Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty - Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Genus Ribes featured on this site:
Ribes aureum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes speciosum