Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels'

  • Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels' chaparral currant
  • Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels' chaparral currant
  • Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels' chaparral currant
chaparral currant

A dazzling selection by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from San Clemente Island. Blooming in winter over a long period with the longest dangling flower clusters we’ve seen in the species. Pendulous flower clusters are dusty pink in bud, opening to white and soft pink when fully open. Growing 6 ft. or more tall, this deciduous, vase shaped shrub has gray-green foliage with a pungent resinous fragrance. Peeling red-brown bark and clusters of blue-black berries add to its beauty and appeal. Chaparral currant blooms earlier and is more sun and drought tolerant than the popular pink flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum glutinosum. Plant in full sun to light shade with little to no water once established. An outstanding early nectar source for hummingbirds.

Call to confirm current supply. Availability as of October 3, 2019:

Sorry; this plant is out of stock at present.