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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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Amsonia 'Blue Ice' full sun, blue flowers late spring, beautiful yellow fall color, avg-moist soil, 12-15"h, its suspected parent - Amsonia tabernaemontana - is native to DE

The dark blue flower buds of Blue Ice Amsonia appearing in late April 2012 will open into star shaped flowers of a cool blue sometimes violet/blue color. The preference seems to be for full sun but will tolerate some shade although the habit might be a little floppy in shade. The foliage is attractive all summer and turns a beautiful bright yellow in the fall.

NorthCreek Nurseries website has a nice picture of this plant in flower.

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