Frosted apple green fronds emit a ghostly white light in the shade. Along with the dark purple midribs and stems which hold the broad fronds upright otherwise dark, shady spots are brightened. Plant a variety of ferns together and create an elegant background or a graceful ground cover. If you have flowers you cut for use in vases add a sprig or two of fern leaves for contrast.
Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.
Shade, Partial Shade
2'-3' ft tall
July, August, September
Trim to ground in late fall after several frosts.