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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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Luzula acuminata

Luzula acuminata (hairy woodrush) is a lovely little native grass for a moist to wet site in part shade. The leaves have been a nice dark burgundy color throughout this past mild winter but are normally green throughout the summer. The flowers began to appear in late February. The plant grows to about one foot tall and slowly spreads via rhizomes.

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