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Athyrium 'Ghost' (Lady fern 'Ghost')

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Athyrium 'Ghost'

Other names

Lady fern 'Ghost'

Genus

Athyrium Athyrium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ghost' _ 'Ghost' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with upright, lance-shaped, bi- or tri-pinnate, silvery, grey-green leaves with dark purple midribs.


Athyrium 'Ghost' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-grey in Spring; Silvery-grey, Grey-green in Summer; Silvery-grey, Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds as necessary. Cut back all dead fronds in autumn or in spring as new growth appears.

Propagation

May not come true from spore propagation.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Athyrium 'Ghost' (Lady fern 'Ghost') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil in a shaded, sheltered site. Fronds are less silvery in hot weather.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Athyrium 'Ghost'

Other names

Lady fern 'Ghost'

Genus

Athyrium Athyrium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ghost' _ 'Ghost' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous fern with upright, lance-shaped, bi- or tri-pinnate, silvery, grey-green leaves with dark purple midribs.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-grey in Spring; Silvery-grey, Grey-green in Summer; Silvery-grey, Grey-green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds as necessary. Cut back all dead fronds in autumn or in spring as new growth appears.

Propagation

May not come true from spore propagation.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Athyrium 'Ghost' (Lady fern 'Ghost') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil in a shaded, sheltered site. Fronds are less silvery in hot weather.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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