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Ghost Fern

Athyrium 'Ghost'

Ghostly gray-green fronds provide great contrast in shady locations.

An interesting cross between the Lady Fern and Japanese Painted Fern, combining the best traits of both parents. Plants form strongly upright, arching clumps of triangular leaves, with a unique grey-green tone. Excellent as a specimen, or for massing. A terrific contrast to bold-leaved plants such as Hosta. Foliage is deciduous in winter ? leaves should be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, ever 3 to 4 years. Plants will appreciate an evenly moist, rich soil. An organic mulch is recommended to help keep soil moist.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

23-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-70° F to flush fronds, once fully open drop temperature to 58-63° F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Water early so fronds dry before nightfall. Fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to deep shade. Perfect for the woodland garden.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.