Like Athyrium n. ‘Pictum’ on steroids, this giant painted fern was discovered at Plant Delights Nursery in the mid-90s and is thought to be a sporeling of ‘Pictum’ and the Lady Fern.
It forms a massive, arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems. Like the Lady Fern, ‘Godzilla’ spreads slowly where it is happiest in moist, loamy soils.
- Type: Fern, Perennial
- Height: 3 Feet
- Spread: 4-6 Feet
- Zone: 3-8
- Foliage Color: Green-Silver/grey shades
- Sunlight: Part Shade-Full Shade
- Water Requirements: Average-Consistent
- Critter Resistant: Rabbit
- Growth Rate: Medium