Welcome to this site in celebration of a beautiful new public garden in historic Old New Castle, Delaware. It is located behind The Dutch House at 32 East Third St, Old New Castle, DE 19720. Directions

The garden is home to over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses. They are all North American native plants and almost every one is native to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Many are native to Delaware.

If you would like to schedule a guided tour, please contact The New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Zizea aurea (Golden Alexander)


This is a lovely perennial for the home garden. It blooms from early May into June and is a very nice long lasting cut flower. The plant pictured is in a site which receives a few hours of morning sun. It looks nice planted with Virginia bluebells as they are still in bloom when the Zizea begins blooming.

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