Bracken fern uses may be somewhat limited in the garden, but once you’ve found the right spot and the proper use for them, they are easy to get started. Growing bracken fern in gardens is often not a good idea because it can usually out compete other plants growing in the same area. Bracken ferns in gardens and other areas are attractive plants with delicate looking fronds. Plants normally reach from 3 to 4 feet (1 m.) in height, but they may grow up to 7 feet (2 m.). The fronds appear early in spring. Foliage grows from underground rhizomes that spread quickly, so much so that most other plants attempting to share the same soil are occasionally quickly overtaken. If one of your chosen bracken fern uses is as part of a woodland garden, expect them to spread through the wooded area. Bracken fern uses may be in rock gardens, edging for wooded areas, and anywhere a large, ferny specimen is needed and will not crowd out most ornamentals.