Athyrium Ghost

Athyrium Ghost

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Tolerates dry conditions better than most Ferns!
SKU v1987
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 8

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Athyrium Ghost

Illuminate the shade garden with this stunning new American hybrid! 'Ghost' is a terrifically versatile fern, outstandingly lovely in its own right as well as being the perfect foil for surrounding green- and blue-leaved plants. One of the most distinctive and original new cultivars in recent years, it is the result of fine breeding that will show to splendid advantage in your partially to fully shaded garden.

A cross between Lady Fern and Japanese Silver-Painted Fern, 'Ghost' improves on these two favorites by combining finely divided foliage, excellent upright habit, and silvery-gray fronds so luminous they appear to glow. If you have been tempted to grow a fern garden in the past but have been discouraged by the lack of color range, 'Ghost' is the accent planting you need to highlight the more subtle changes in color and texture among other ferns. Also dramatic among blue-leaved Hostas and Epidemiums, 'Ghost' is distinctive enough to stand on its own as a specimen planting or as a luminous ribbon of "light" in the shade.

Developed by Nancy Swell of Virginia, 'Ghost' is happily indifferent to soil type, and tolerates more dryness than most of its family. It grows at a moderate rate, forming an attractive clump 2 to 3 feet tall and 18 to 24 inches wide after several years. If planting multiple 'Ghosts', space them about a foot apart in partial to full shade. A wonderful groundcover or container choice, too! Zones 4-8.

Product Details

Item Form 4-inch Pot
Genus Athyrium
Variety 'Ghost'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Foliage Color Silver/Gray
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Uses Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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