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Athyrium 'Godzilla'

Giant Japanese Painted Fern

Giant Japanese Painted Fern

Exposure

  • Partial shade
  • Shade

Rusticity

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • N/A

  • Imposing foliage
  • Resitant perennial
  • Creates a dramatic presence in the garden
  • Ideal in shade gardens or undergrowth
  • Adapted to soils rich in humus

Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla' is a striking painted fern from Japan, displaying a massive rosette of silvery, green-tinged fronds with deep purple stems. Its slow growth, combined with its silver-green foliage and burgundy center, makes it ideal for undergrotwh gardens. This easy-to-grow giant fern makes a charming statement alongside hostas and heucheras. 'Godzilla' thrives in rich, moist soils, forming an impressive arching silhouette. Grow it to add vibrancy and character to shady borders with little maintenance.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
- cm
Height
- cm
Spacing
24 - 36 in.
Spread
36 - 48 in.
Height
36 - 48 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Umbrella-shaped

Flowering colours:

  • N/A

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Water regurlaly

Maintenance:

  • Easy. Cut back faded fronds in fall.

Soil requirement:

  • Cool
  • Humid

Features

Resistance:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Rabbits

Attract:

  • N/A

Use:

  • Shade clumps
  • Shade gardens
  • Under trees

Attribute:

  • Lush foliage
  • Shade gardens

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