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.