Ribes malvaceum ‘Dancing Tassels’
I’ve posted other Ribes in bloom on the blog. This is the first of the Chaparral currants to make it on here.
The pendant blooms can reach 4 to 6 inches. This cultivar was found on San Clemente Island in the Channel Islands off the Califorina coast near Santa Barbara. These are the earliest of the winter blooming Ribes, although the color is more subtle. Generally this is the most sun-tolerant of the currants, but that means it needs a bit more water in the summer too.