Golden Currant Seeds (Ribes Aureum)
Price for Package of 10 seeds.
Grown for its clove-scented flowers and its edible berries, this small to medium-sized deciduous shrub from central and western North America makes an excellent subject for the ornamental or culinary garden. Its showy drooping clusters of small, five-lobed, bright yellow flowers appear in mid- to late spring, and are visited by hummingbirds. Small, tart, juicy, several-seeded "currants" follow, ripening to black or yellow in mid- or late summer. The smooth, light green, three-lobed leaves turn purplish tones in fall. The former Ribes odoratum is now considered to belong under Ribes aureum as variety villosum.
This tough and adaptable shrub does well in a wide range of soils in full to partial sun. It needs some winter chill to perform well. Use it in mixed borders, edible plantings, and hedges.
Genus - Ribes
Species - Aureum
Common name - Golden Currant
Other names - Ribes teniuflorum, Buffalo currant, Missouri current
Germination rate - 80%
Pre-Treatment - Required
Germination info - Cold/moist stratification for 120 days
Hardiness zones - 3 - 7
Height - 3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Spread - 3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Hedges, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Light Green / Yellow
Plant growth rate - Medium