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

Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine poppy or wood poppy)12-15"h, yellow flowers in spring, part to full shade, moist to wet soil, native to mid Atlantic region of US

This page of the Missouri Botanical Garden states that the stems of the wood poppy contain a bright yellow sap that was formerly used by Native Americans as a dye.
The wood poppy will self sow in favorable conditions.

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