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(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Arachniodes simplicior 'V'
Asparagus densiflorus 'M'
Asparagus densiflorus 'S'
Asplenium bulbiferum
Athyrium 'Ghost'
Cyathea cooperi
Davallia fejeensis 'P'
Dicksonia antarctica
Dryopteris erythrosora
Microlepia strigosa 'M'
Nephrolepsis cordifolia
Nephrolepsis exalta 'B'
Polystichum polyblepharum
Polystichum setiferum 'W'
Polystichum tsus-simense
Rumohra andiantiformis
Woodwardia fimbriata

(Common Names)

Asparagus, Meyers
Asparagus, Sprengeri
Australian Tree
Giant Chain
Holly Fern
Japanese Tassel
Korean Rock
Lace 'M'
Rabbit's Foot
Soft Shield 'W'
Sword, Southern
Tasmanian Tree

Genus: Athyrium Specific Epithet: -- Variety: 'Ghost'
Phonetic: uh-THEE-ree-um Family: Polypodiaceae
Root Meanings: Without shield (enclosed sori) Origin: -- CA
Native: No
Common Name(s) : Ghost Fern
Zones: 1-9, 14-24 Exposure: Part to Full Shade

Water: Regular to Ample

Type: Fern Persistence: Evergreen
Height: 2-1/2 ft Spread:24 ft Growth Rate: Medium
Blooms: -- Flowers: -- Seasonal: --


  • Hybrid between A. niponicum 'Pictum' and A. filix-femina
  • Silvery gray fronds, dark purple mid-ribs
  • Low flammability
  • No blooms
  • No fruit


  • Repeated frost may turn foliage brown--do not remove until warm weather returns and new foliage unfurls
  • Take more sun with ample water
  • Snails/slugs

Landscape Use:

  • Naturalizing
  • Container
  • Groundcover / Massing
  • Woodland garden
  • Specimen
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