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Ghost Fern

Athyrium 'Ghost'

SKU
01876
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.
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4-9

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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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