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, May 27, 2012

Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks' (narrow leaf evening primrose or sundrops) 15-18"h, yellow flower early summer, full sun, average to dry well drained soil, species native range includes the mid Atlantic region of US

American Beauties
Native Plant webpage states that the common name - evening primrose - refers to the fact that the flowers open evening into night for pollination by night time insects. This plant is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions from moist to dry.

I just read that at dusk one can watch and hear the flower buds popping open with a sound like soap bubbles popping.

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