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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Monday, April 23, 2012

Zizea aurea (golden alexander)up to 3'h, yellow flower in spring, part shade to full sun(if soil is moist), native to eastern US

This is a nice long lasting cut flower which blooms for about one month in the spring. I like to plant it with Virginia bluebells as their bloom times overlap.

with more information about this plant.

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