Painted ferns for the garden

Athyrium Godzilla3

Here are a couple of fern images from the garden yesterday.  First is our giant painted fern, Athyrium ‘Godzilla’, which can reach 6′ wide x 3′ tall.  To avoid chlorophyll shed in the garden, it’s best planted a far distance from Hosta ‘Mothra’ or Hosta ‘Rhodan’.

Athyrium nipponicum Burgundy Lace2Here is the lovely Athyrium nipponicum ‘Burgandy Lace‘..hard to beat this color in the spring garden.

 

9 thoughts on “Painted ferns for the garden

  1. You’re going to confuse people, Tony. Rodan (which the Japanese producers apparently spell “Radon,” when anglicising his name) does not have an H in his name. You’ve been hanging around too many Rhododendron!

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