Named for the great English gardener, this evergreen flowering currant has pendulous fragrant creamy-white flowers in late winter-early spring. This is a very uncommon selection which is more compact than typical for the species and will give your garden chutzpah. Appreciates not having to bear winter winds and can take some dry shade.
A selection from the mountains of Orange County CA notable for its rose colored flowers. This species has somewhat viscid green leaves that tend to drop in late summer but reappear with the rains of autumn and have handled temps to 15F here. Late winter-early spring flowers in our area, these delight our overwintering Anna's hummingbirds and in warmer areas, this will flower all winter. Good drought tolerant plant just needing an occasional deep watering.
Hardy as heck variegated currant which has yellow foliage turning more lime-chartreuse as the season moves along. This is a pretty compact little deciduous shrub making a tangle of twigs to eventually 3 feet tall and as wide. We have ours out in full sun - that is coastal Washington sun mind you - and have seen no foliage burn. We've seen references to it being hardy to zone 2 so assume it is as unaffected by cold as a chunk of basalt. Little reddish fruit can be expected but it is the leaves you are after.