Athyrium – ‘Ghost’ – Fern – Athyrium hybrid

Garden Height
24 - 36
18 - 24
18 - 24
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Resists: Rabbits

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
Athyrium grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. However, this variety can withstand drier soil than many other athyriums. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Groundcover

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil, Poor Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Low

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Finish, Standard PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-10
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-12
7-9" Pot : NA
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : NA

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Not Necessary

Pest and Disease Management

Standard Pest and Disease practices as listed in the notes.

Grower Tips

Early Season production will require long days if natural photoperiods are not at least 12 hours supplemental light will be necessary. Best coloration is achieved the second year. Can be finished outdoors in spring but it will significantly slow down the crop.

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