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Hardy Ferns

Athyrium 'Godzilla'

Giant Painted Fern
Lovely Painted Fern is a classic shade garden plant, and this variation discovered in Tony Avent's garden is twice the size of the typical species, (and he suspects it is a hybrid with another species). 'Godzilla' is reported to grow to 3' tall and up to 6' across, but most likely will take several years to accomplish these proportions. Lovely fronds have a silvery overlay with wine red mid ribs. Grow in a soil with even moisture in part or full shade.
Array Athyrium
Common Name Giant Painted Fern
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Part Sun, Full Shade
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer
Use Specimen, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Massing
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Easy Care, Moisture Loving, Foliage Interest
Color Silver