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, July 14, 2012

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' (Joe Pye weed)full-part sun, moist soil, 4'h, pink flower summer, attracts butterflies, species native to mid-Atlantic and northeast US

This plant was labeled as the cultivar 'Little Joe' which should only grow to 3-4' high. This plant is flowering at about 6' high so it may have been mislabeled.
Here is the American Beauties website describing 'Little Joe' and noting the benefit of the shorter plant is a better view of the butterflies on the flowers.

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