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Athyrium 'Godzilla'


Athyrium 'Godzilla' is a giant Japanese painted fern growing 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide! Your shade garden will never be the same.

'Godzilla' towers above other painted ferns growing to three feet tall by six feet wide! It has dark violet-red stems with lacy, silver-grey fronds that turn frosty silver towards the tips. The pinnules also twist a little giving the frond a "fluffed" up look. The fronds work well in cut flower arrangements. Thought to be a hybrid between Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' and the lady fern, A. filix-femina.

Common Name: Painted Fern

Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 3'

Width: 4'-6'

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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