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'Ghost' Fern Athyrium hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Shade to Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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'Ghost' Fern Athyrium hybrid
Part Shade to Shade 24 - 36

Features

Stunning frosted apple green fronds that brighten up the shade. Dark purple stems hold the broad fronds rigidly upright. Taller than other ferns and more drought tolerant.

Foliage Interest
Resists: 
Rabbits

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Apple green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Shade to Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Groundcover
Maintenance Notes: 

Athyrium grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. However, this variety can withstand drier soil than many other athyriums. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.

'Ghost' Athyrium hybrid
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