Ribes malvaceum

Chaparral Currant

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1 Gallon

Chaparral currant is a valuable addition to the winter garden, beginning to flower in late fall and continuing through winter. It provides garden color and nectar for hummingbirds when little else is blooming. Requires good drainage. Unlike other currants this one is late summer deciduous.

Common name: Chaparral Currant
Exposure: Partial shade
Water: Occasional water
Form: Shrub
Height: 6 feet
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Bloom time: Winter, Spring
Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodland
Hummingbird Friendly


Mike Luther

The Santa Cruz County California Native Plant Society dedicates the Spring 2021 Plant Sale in memory of Mike Luther, longtime plant propagation team leader extraordinaire. Many of the plants in this sale are the last Mike shepherded for our Chapter. Enjoy them with his good wishes. 

Mike working in our propagation area

Suncrest Nurseries

Santa Cruz County CNPS gratefully thanks Suncrest Nurseries for their continued hosting of our propagation endeavors. Suncrest generously provides nursery space and materials, allowing us to bring more of CA’s native flora to your gardens.

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