Athyrium Ghost Description
Ferns impart an airy, delicate feel in the perennial garden and its no wonder Ghost is one of our favorite ferns. Ghost will grow more upright than other Athyriums.
Frosty apple green fronds impart a ghostly white light in the shade garden which is real valuable when you have some dark corners you want to brighten up.
Special Features: Color Change, Cut Foliage, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
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Ghost Lady Fern
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Shade, Partial Shade
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Accents, Border, Container, Ground Cover, Massing, Small Spaces, Specimen, Under planting, Woodland
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Soil: Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
Light: Part shade to full shade - Best silvery frond color occurs in light shade. Too much sun often results in a bleaching of the attractive frond colors.
Water: Tolerates more soil dryness than some other ferns in this genus, but soil must not be allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2 ft apart
Fertilizing: Annual application of compost. Inorganic fertilizers may burn roots
Winterizing: Leaves should be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Spores are infertile. Can divide in spring every 3- 4 years. Easily grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
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