Ribes speciosum 'Rana Creek'

Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

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Named for its narrow pendant red flowers this shrub provides winter nectar for hummingbirds. It grows well on banks where the flowers can be viewed from below. It is very spiny and summer deciduous. Can be found in Carmel Valley and the Santa Lucias.

Common name: Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry
Exposure: Sun or part shade
Water: Occasional water
Form: Deciduous shrub
Height: 6 feet
Flower color: Red
Bloom time: Winter
Habitat: Chapparal, oak woodland
Warning Bears numerous spines

Acknowledgements

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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