The best-known flowering kinds are aureum, 3-8 ft. high, golden yellow; sanguineum, the well-known North American "Flowering Currant", of which there are several varieties, like albidum, white; atro-rubens or splendens, deep crimson; atrosan-guineum, deep blood red; flore pleno, double crimson. R. speciosum (fig. 434), the Fuchsia-flowered Currant, is a prickly shrub with deep-crimson flowers. R. Gordonianum is a hybrid between aureum and sanguineum. All kinds flourish in good garden soil, and may be raised from cuttings or seeds.

Ribes speciosum.

Fig. 434. - Ribes speciosum.