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, June 23, 2012

Agastache foeniculum (anise hyssop) 2-4'h, blue/violet flowers mid to late summer, full sun, dry soil, flowers are attractive to bees/butterflies/hummingbirds, native to several states in northeast US

Fine Gardening
webpage states the the flowers of this plant are edible and charming crumbled into salads. I have yet to try that but know that this plant is beloved by all manor of bees, moths and butterflies - probably hummingbirds too. It is an attractive and long blooming plant for a dry/well drained sunny spot in the garden.

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