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. Maggie Labouisse

    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!

      1. Maggie Labouisse

        I can see the headlines now: Unexplained Pteranodon attack at World-renowned N.C. Nursery!
        Did you disturb a long-lost nest on one of your expeditions, perhaps?

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