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Athyrium niponicum pictum Ghost

    Athyrium niponicum pictum Ghost


    The Athyrium Ghost is a unique and stunning fern with striking silver-grey fronds that almost look translucent. The foliage of the plant stands out against the backdrop of greenery in any garden.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches)
    • Spread: 45-60cm (18-24 inches)
    • Flower color: N/A
    • Flowering period: N/A
    • Foliage: Silver-grey fronds that are almost translucent in the light
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil with high organic content
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    The Athyrium Ghost is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It works well as an accent plant, mass planting, or in a mixed border. It also pairs beautifully with other ferns and shade-loving perennials.

    The Athyrium Ghost is an easy-to-grow plant that is relatively low maintenance. It is also deer-resistant and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.

    Companion Plants:

    • Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls': A shade-loving plant with silver-patterned leaves that contrasts nicely with the silvery-green fronds of Athyrium ghost.
    • Cimicifuga racemosa: A shade-loving perennial with deeply lobed leaves and tall spikes of fragrant white flowers that bloom in late summer and fall.
    • Astilbe 'Visions': A shade-loving perennial with feathery, fern-like foliage and spiky plumes of pink flowers that bloom in midsummer.

    Care Instructions:
    The Athyrium Ghost prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-draining soil with high organic content. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. The plant does not require pruning, but dead fronds should be removed in the spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    The Athyrium Ghost is a unique and visually stunning fern that is sure to add interest to any shade garden. Its delicate appearance and low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice among gardeners.