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

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)4-6'h, purple flowers late summer, moist to wet soil, full sun, native to mid Atlantic region and most of the US

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center webpage states that in ancient times this plant was thought to be a cure all among medicinal plants and that the Latin name means sacred plant.

Here is a closeup view of the lovely flowers of Verbena hasata.

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