Athyrium ‘Ghost’

Ghost Lady Fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 4-8

Size: 1.5' - 2.5'

Size (cm): 46cm-76cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Garden Use: Ferns for color

Origin: North America


This fern discovered in the garden of Nancy Swell on the east coast of the United States is thought by many to be a hybrid between Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ and Athyrium filix-femina. With its attractive upright fronds in shades of silvery green this fern is easy to place in the garden in need of color.  Athyrium Ghost likes evenly moist soil and part to full shade. Fronds will burn with too much sun.

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