Pale as moonlight, this hauntingly beautiful spirit makes shady borders shine with an unearthly light. Ghost Fern is a dramatic plant with fine, feathery fronds that are frosted with a bright silvery sheen. It positively glows in gloomy spaces. Use it to add zest to a north-facing foundation bed, a dark side yard, or a patio planting under a shade tree or arbor. It looks especially striking next to deep green–foliaged plants like Rhododendrons, bergenia, and Siberian bugloss. You would think a stunner like this would be a diva, but it’s actually quite easy to grow. Highly recommended.
Growing Instructions: Plant in a spot that has moist, but well-drained soil. It prefers lots of organic matter in the soil, so amend with compost, especially if you have sand or clay. Ghost ferns also do best if they have consistent soil moisture, but are a bit more drought tolerant than other perennial ferns.