Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla' - Giant Japanese Painted Fern (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Fern

Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'

Giant Japanese Painted Fern

'Godzilla' is a perfect name for this gigantic version of Japanese Painted Fern! Each purple stemmed silver frond can reach 3 feet tall, a real specimen that works best in shade. Prefers moist soil. 

Height:

36 in

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Spread:

36 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Specimen
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Purple
Silver
Green
Great Companion Plants for Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Velvet Moon')
False Spirea False Spirea (Astilbe arendsii 'Heavy Metal')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Forever Purple')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Dancing Queen')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Sunset Grooves')
Lungwort Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'August Moon')
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Blue Angel')
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Japanese Painted Fern Japanese Painted Fern (Fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum')
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Lady fern Lady fern (Fern, Athyrium filix-femina 'Lady in Red')