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Ghost Japanese Painted Fern

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$42.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Partial Sun
  • Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

The Ghost Japanese Painted Fern is an easy-care plant that adds color and texture to a low-light area of a landscape. Also known as Athyrium niponicum, this colorful plant boasts silvery fronds that grow along purplish midribs. The foliage has an arching habit, and the tight form of this fern creates a full and lush look.

The Ghost Japanese Painted Fern is a slow grower, but the lovely foliage is worth the wait. Plant this stunner underneath trees or in a shady area. This fern is an excellent companion plant for hostas and enjoys similar conditions. Grow the Ghost Japanese Painted Fern as a perennial in zones 4 through 8.

Ghost Japanese Painted Fern Care

This fern is easy to grow if its two primary needs are addressed. The Ghost Japanese Painted Fern needs acidic soil and low light to thrive. Plant it in full to partial shade, although expect more intense variegation when grown in partial shade. Keep the soil evenly moist and water when the top layer is dry. Drainage is vital because this fern does not tolerate wet feet. Soil with high organic content is enough to support the growth of Ghost Japanese Painted Fern. Top-dressing the soil with organic compost or applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring can be beneficial. 

Prune the plant to remove dead growth in the spring and shape the fern as necessary. The fern will outgrow an area with time, so divide large plants in the spring.

Ghost Japanese Painted Fern Spacing

The Ghost Japanese Painted Fern has a mounded, upright growth habit. The lush fronds reach 24 to 30 inches tall and wide. Space plants 18-24 inches apart when creating a mass planting.

Ghost Japanese Painted Fern Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun
Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 28 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wetland Areas & Ponds
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Ghost Japanese Painted Fern
Other Name(s): Ghost Painted Fern
Scientific Name: Athyrium niponicum X 'Ghost' - Ghost Lady
SKU:
1231009729-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.