Yesterday’s Spiny Gooseberry was the most unusual California Native Ribes we’ve had this year, but today…

Ribes sanguineum ‘Spring Showers’ is much more popular, what with these dripping with pink happiness for months on end throughout the spring and then following up with delicious berries. Of course these are also quite hardy – 10F is pretty good. It will get 6ft to 8ft. and in unusual circumstances maybe a touch taller. Hummingbirds flock to it.

Plus, it’s clay-soils tolerant, and can be grown under native oaks.