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, May 21, 2012

Sisyrinchium 'Suwannee' (blue eyed grass)sun-shade, blue flower early summer, moist-dry, 8"h

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Coppertina' (common ninebark) deciduous shrub, 8-10'hx5-6'w, pink flowers in summer, copper colored new foliage changes to dark red in summer, full sun, tolerant of soils, species is native to DE and much of the eastern half of North America

Plant Delights Nursery gives the origin of this named cultivar as well as testimonial to how adaptable the plant is. I planted the three clumps at the base of the common nine bark cultivar since blue looks so nice with dark red in a garden.

Missouri Botanical Garden webpage with more information on 'Coppertina'

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