Athyrium 'Ghost'Item #1876 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A vigorous and easy to grow fern with a neat, formal, upright mound of rigid, silver-green fronds with deep purple midribs. 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:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-umPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates drier soils once established, but best with consistent moisture. Fertilize frequently during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.