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Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Godzilla’
Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Godzilla’
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Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Godzilla’

Giant Japanese Painted Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.015.080

A very unique and rewarding hardy fern, this delightful selection performs well in any rich, evenly moist soil. As it name implies it towers above other painted ferns. It forms a massive, arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights on dark purple stems. Terrific for edging the shade border, in the rock garden, or in containers. Deciduous. Leaves may be trimmed to the ground in late fall or early spring. Plants are easily divided in spring, every 3 to 4 years.

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Athyrium niponicum pictum ‘Godzilla’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
   172-180 cm
   67-70 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate