Athyrium Godzilla Fern

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Green, White, Purple
Spring, Summer
3 Feet
Bare Root Plug
Partial-Full Shade
Green, White, Purple
Spring, Summer
3 Feet
Bare Root Plug
Partial-Full Shade

Athyrium Godzilla Fern - Giant Japanese Painted Fern

The 'Godzilla' cultivar is known for its large size and robust growth. It typically features broad, arching fronds that can reach impressive heights, often exceeding 3 feet (approximately 1 meter) in length. The fronds have a deep green color and a delicate, lacy appearance, which is characteristic of the lady fern species.

Like other ferns, Athyrium 'Godzilla' prefers to grow in partially shaded or shaded areas with moist, well-draining soil. It is commonly used in shaded gardens, woodland settings, or as an accent plant in borders. As with most ferns, it requires regular watering to maintain adequate soil moisture.

How to care for the Athyrium Godzilla Fern?

  1. Location: Choose a partially shaded to a shaded area for your fern. It prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hot afternoon hours.
  2. Soil: The soil should be moist and well-draining. Ideally, it should be rich in organic matter. it is beneficial to ad peat moss or compost to the soil can help improve its moisture retention and nutrient content.
  3. Watering: Keep the ground moist but not soaked. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods. Do not let the soil dry out completely, as this can harm the fern's health. Use your fingers to check the moisture level in the soil regularly.
  4. Mulching: Apply a bit of organic mulch around the base of the fern to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Mulching also helps to maintain a more stable temperature for the roots.
  5. Fertilization: Ferns generally don't require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring or early summer to provide the necessary nutrients. 
  6. Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged fronds as needed throughout the growing season. This helps maintain the overall appearance and health of the fern. Prune by cutting the fronds at the base using clean, sharp garden scissors or shears.
  7. Winter care: 'Godzilla' fern is typically hardy, but protecting it during harsh winter conditions is a good idea. Add an inch of mulch around the base of the fern in late fall to insulate the roots. Consider providing additional protection in colder regions, such as covering the plant with a layer of straw or burlap.

Athryium Godzilla fern is a NON-NATIVE fern.


1. How tall does Athryium Godzilla Fern get at maturity?

A. Athryium Godzilla Ferns can grow to 3 ft tall and 5 to 6 feet wide. 

polygonatum biflorum zone 10 Arthryium Godzilla Fern is deer resistant.