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

Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knockout' (lyre leaf sage) 15"h, dark red/purple foliage semi evergreen, pale blue flower in summer, part to full sun, moist to dry soil, species native to mid Atlantic/south central/southeast regions of US, will readily self sow

This plant will self sow and NorthCreek Nurseries suggests using it as a native replacement for Ajuga. Also read the "Interesting Notes" where they describe some culinary uses of this plant.

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