Athyrium 'Ghost'Item #1876 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A vigorous and easy to grow fern with gray-green foliage. Neat, formal fronds are perfect for the woodland garden as a backdrop to hostas or paired with coral bells. Thrives in moist, shady settings, though more tolerant of brief dry spells than most ferns of its type. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Rigidly upright grower; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-umPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Rigidly upright grower; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Prized for foliage; does not flower.Garden styleAsian/ZenCompanion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, well-drained soil. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates drier soils once established, but best with consistent moisture. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.