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Godzilla Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium 'Godzilla'

SKU
42837
This dynamic painted fern of epic proportions has arching, silvery green fronds with deep purple midribs that radiate outward from a supersized spreading clump. The massive form and dramatic foliage is sure to thrill in a shaded bed or woodland setting, partnered with larger hostas. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-THEE-ree-um
Average Size at MaturityArching fronds spread to form foliage clump 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in light shade. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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