A deciduous, spring-flowering, ornamental shrub with pendent clusters of dark red, tubular flowers which smother the bush in April. This popular form of flowering currant is compact and upright in habit, making it ideal for where border space is limited or for growing as an informal, flowering hedge. To prevent the plant from becoming congested in late summer remove any dead or diseased branches and reduce the flowered shoots to a strong, lower bud.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: April
- Hardiness: fully hardy