California Gardens - The Year Round Gardening Site

Ribes speciosum - Fuchsia Flowered Currant

Ribes speciosum looks about as wicked as they come. Fortunately the thorns are somewhat flexible and don't do much damage. Ribes speciosum has blooms from late Winter through much of the Spring, with flowers like these that is a great reward. Ribes speciosum will tolerate some summer water and look better for it, but that is not necessary for the survival of the plants. The Fuchsia Flowered Currant will just drop its leaves and wait for better times. Ribes speciosum is tolerant of most soils and grows best in partial to full shade. The Fuchsia Flowered Currant is native to the coastal mountains and valleys South of San Francisco below an elevation of 1600 feet.

High resolution photos of Ribes speciosum are part of our garden image collection.

Ribes speciosum, Fuchsia Flowered Currant