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.

Click on any of the photos for an enlarged view

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spigelia marilandica (Indian pink) 12-18"h, red with yellow flowers in early summer, part to full shade, average to moist soil, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, native to mid-Atlantic region

NorthCreek Nurseries webpage has another picture and more information about this striking plant. Its prefers moist shade but can be tolerant of dry shade once established.

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