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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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Porteranthus trifoliatus 'Pink Profusion (syn Gillenia trifoliata) (Bowman's root)1-2'h, pink flower early summer, part to full shade, moist well drained soil, species native to mid-Atlantic region of US

The newly emerging foliage of Bowman's root is a lovely burgundy in spring, turns green for the summer then red again in the fall. The dainty pink flowers are pictured on NorthCreek Nurseries' webpage. Here is a link to Native American Ethnobotany site that lists the many historical medicinal uses of this lovely plant.

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