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Athyrium niponicum pictum Godzilla

    Athyrium niponicum pictum Godzilla


    Athyrium Godzilla is a stunning and impressive fern with large fronds that can reach up to 4 feet in height and spread up to 6 feet wide. Its vibrant green foliage is deeply lobed and textured, adding dimension and interest to any garden. This fern is a cultivar of the Japanese painted fern and was first introduced in the United States in the early 2000s.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 3-4 feet
    • Spread: 5-6 feet
    • Flower color: N/A
    • Flowering period: N/A
    • Foliage: Large, deeply lobed, textured fronds
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Athyrium Godzilla is perfect for adding a bold statement to any shady garden or landscape. It makes a great specimen plant or can be planted in groupings for maximum impact. Its large size also makes it a great choice for creating a natural screen or border.

    Athyrium Godzilla is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for. It is also deer-resistant and can withstand some drought conditions once established. Its impressive size and unique foliage add texture and interest to any garden.

    Companion Plants:

    • Heuchera 'Caramel' - The copper-colored foliage of this perennial contrasts nicely with the green fronds of the Athyrium Godzilla and adds a pop of color to the planting.
    • Hosta 'Blue Angel' - The large blue-green leaves of this hosta complement the bold foliage of the Athyrium Godzilla and provide additional texture to the planting
    • Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar' - The creamy white flowers of this iris provide a bright contrast to the dark green fronds of the Athyrium Godzilla and add vertical interest to the planting.

    Care Instructions:
    Athyrium Godzilla prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial to full shade. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture. This fern also benefits from occasional fertilization in the spring and regular pruning to remove any damaged fronds.

    Final Thoughts:
    Athyrium Godzilla is a beautiful and impressive fern that is perfect for adding texture and interest to any shady garden. Its large size and unique foliage make it a standout plant that is sure to impress. Its low-maintenance nature and deer resistance make it an ideal choice for any gardener looking to add a statement plant to their landscape.