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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 16, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Huh. I have a Ribes sanguineum which I purchased from a local native plant nursery. It has a very vivid reddish-pink bloom (see below). This matches up with all the native web sites I've looked at, and there are some growing in the wild on Camano Island that are of the same eye-catching hot pink/red color. I decided I needed a couple more. At the nursery, they pointed me to some very pale pink ribes, assuring me it was the native form. It was pretty, but more of a graduated pale pink to white, not at all what I have. When I got home, I did some research and it appears they are selling R. sanguineum 'Glutinosum' or some similar cultivar and touting it as the native form. Wonder who checks on all this stuff? And wonder how many mis-marked plants I've purchased over the years...



@Springcolor, this was at The Plant Farm, what has been your experience with their stock? They are not my first choice but it was raining today and they have that nice covered pavillion...

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 16, 2014 5:30 PM CST
My 'native' ribes are all the pale pink variety. Much less showy than the bright pink ones that are named....
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 16, 2014 6:55 PM CST
These are my 'native'.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 16, 2014 8:05 PM CST
The plant farm is not my fav. I do go there when they have a blow out sale and if I'm shopping at that Costco. Most of the stuff is named correctly but I buy mostly perennials . I did have the experience of buying a Edgeworthia rubra but when it flowered was the yellow one. So I took it back. They didn't like that.

That is a beautiful Ribes, is that the one Have cuttings of. 2 are living. Hurray!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 16, 2014 8:05 PM CST
I don't have any true natives (ones that are just growing in my back woodlot) so hard to say. The ones at the nursery had a definite gradation from pale-ish pink to white that I'm not seeing in your photo. Here's what I find at a King County site:

https://green.kingcounty.gov/GoNative/Photo.aspx?Act=view&Ph...

This looks quite similar to mine, although mine may be more vivid. Which then may be the King Edward cultivar. Sheesh.
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springcolor
Apr 16, 2014 8:11 PM CST
That looks similar to Kind Edward VII on there site you posted

Tis is my king edward VII bought at the Lake Stevens Ace last year.
The one you have pictured is different.

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 21, 2014 2:42 PM CST
I looked back through my receipts and I actually bought the one in my yard from The Plant Farm a few years ago. I'm fairly certain they told me it was the native back then, and now their native is completely different. So who knows what I have. Maybe I'll drive out to Camano Island where I know I've seen some growing in the wild and snap a photo for comparison. Except mine are just about done blooming, so I'd probably have to wait until next spring. I sure get annoyed with sloppy labeling...
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