Fern Ghost Athyrium nipponicum Ghost



Athyrium niponicum 'Ghost' is an upright fern whose new fronds are silver green and age to dark green. The darker green fronds provide a nice backdrop for the brighter new growth. Athyrium niponicum Ghost Fern is a form of deciduous perennial Japanese Painted Fern. 

Athyrium niponicum 'Ghost' fern prefers mostly shade and moist, well-drained soil. Like other Japanese Painted ferns, it is somewhat drought tolerant, once established, but will look best with consistent moisture, 


  • Common Names: Ghost Fern
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
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Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

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