Ghost fern is one of the loveliest -- and most well-mannered -- ferns in the garden. A fancy hybrid of Japanese painted and lady ferns, Ghost ferns show off the best of both parents. It's a slowly spreading plant that develops lovely upright fronds brushed with silver. The plants can grow 24 to 36 inches tall. Ghost fern's amazing coloration makes it a natural combination for plants with silver highlights such as brunnera, silvery heuchera, and lungwort. Ghost fern is also deer-resistant and can tolerate short dry spells. Hardy from zones 4-8.