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Athyrium 'Ghost' Athyrium 'Ghost'

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Athyrium 'Ghost'

Quick Overview

  • Rabbit Resistant,
  • Humidity Loving,
  • Full to Part Shade,
Common Name:Fern
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 What is my zone?
Height:2 - 3 Feet
Spread:1 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Athyrium 'Ghost' - PS - QT Pot
(Ships in Spring)
  • Buy 3 for $16.14 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $15.29 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $14.44 each and save 15%


(Fern) Athyrium 'Ghost' is a deciduous fern that is easily grown in organically rich, well-drained soil. The unique color and shape of 'Ghost' is acquired from its parents. The silvery foliage is from the Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum') parent, and the upright habit comes from the Southern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) parent. 'Ghost' can reach up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide, creating a beautiful back drop for your hostas and heucheras, in your shade to part shade gardens. The best silvery coloration is displayed in the spring. As the temperatures warm up, a grayish-green color appears. Athyrium 'Ghost' has better drought tolerance that most ferns, although we do not recommend letting it dry out. Hardy in zones 3-8, 'Ghost' is well suited for woodland shade gardens, container gardens, or as a garden border. The attractive foliage can be used as greenery accents in floral arrangements.
More Info

Athyrium 'Ghost'

Common Name Fern
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous
Design Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer

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