It shouldn't be a pain or a bore to find plants that'll survive in the shade. In fact, give us a beautiful, shade-loving fern any day—the lacy look of these soft fronds is so ethereal and sophisticated, it sets the mood for the whole display. Ghost Fern does this especially well, as all that elegance comes in a pop of unusual color. Contrasting deep purple stems hold the leaves at a taller height than your average fern, so the frosted tones can stand up and call attention among the typical darker greens of the shade garden. Athyrium all need consistently moist soil to grow, but Ghost Fern is more tolerant than most of a little dry soil. Athyrium 'Ghost'