Foliage Color:Green shades, Silver/grey shades
Sunlight:Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun), Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Critter Resistant:Rabbit Resistant
GardenStyle:Asian, Eclectic, Formal, Modern, Woodland Shade
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Attractive Foliage
Origin:Not Native to North America
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.
Grow this fern as a low maintenance filler in shady borders combined with large hostas and Aralia ‘Sun King’.