Plant Guide: Herbs (Rh-Zi)

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Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
Black Currant Bears Edible Black Berries DK - Simple Steps: Herbs © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ribes nigrum \"Ben Connan\"

All parts of this widely grown culinary shrub are highly aromatic and its fruits are high in vitamin C and used in cordials and liquors. Dried blackcurrant leaves make a good tea and an infusion from dried berries is a good mouthwash or gargle.
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun
Award-winning plant

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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