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Ghost Fern

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Non-flowering
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Ghost Fern

Description

Ghost Fern's maroon midribs and frosted leaflets brighten up cool shady spots. Plant Ghost Fern for an elegant background or for graceful ground cover. Use it as a splash of greenery in cut-flower arrangements. Zones 3-8. Athyrium 'Ghost'

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAthyrium 'Ghost'
  • Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateNon-flowering
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is growing in the grower's pot. Firm and water in thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMulch the first winter to prevent frost heave of young plants. Remove very early in spring, before growth starts.
  • Flower FormNon-flowering
  • Foliage TypeGently arching narrow fronds with beadlike petite lobes. Said to resemble tatting (handmade lace). Overall silver-gray foliage color.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, moisture retentive, humus enriched soil.
  • Watering RequirementKeep envenly moist. Drought can force plants into dormancy.
  • PruningNo pruning needed.
  • Unique CharactersticsA hybrid cross between Japanese Painted fern (A. niponicum 'Pictum') and Lady Fern (A. filix-femina), this selection sports stunning frosted apple green fronds that seem to emit a ghostly white light in the shade. Dark purple stems hold the broad fronds rigidly upright. This selection is taller than many other Athyriums and is more tolerant of dry soil.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit18 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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