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Athyrium niponicum pictum (Giant Japanese Painted Fern)
Athyrium niponicum pictum 'Godzilla'

Staff Favorite:

Susan Rupert

" I love this fern because there aren’t many varieties that offer a taller mature height with interesting season long foliage color. Godzilla is a much bigger version of Japanese Painted fern and will brighten any shady space with its metallic silver, 3-foot-tall fronds. "

— Susan Rupert


Athyrium niponicum pictum 'Godzilla'

Giant Japanese Painted Fern

Plant Type: Ferns

NEW FOR 2020

Godzilla is the perfect name for this gigantic version of Japanese Painted fern. Each purple stemmed silver frond can reach 3 feet tall; a real specimen that works best in shade and prefers moist soils.

  • A large fern for shade
  • Like Japanese Painted fern but twice the size
  • Could use in 2-gallon containers
Item # Pack Size  
4571185 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing


36 in




Common Name: Lady Fern

This genus of ferns consists of 180 species and is found throughout the world. This type of fern is the food source for many different kinds of butterflies and will tolerate drier soil than other ferns.

Characteristics & Attributes


Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Moist Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Growth Rate in the Garden


Season of Interest (Foliage)

Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer
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