'Ghost' Fern Athyrium hybrid
- Part Shade to Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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 InterestResists:Rabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Apple greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:GroundcoverMaintenance 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