THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU GET IN THE SUPERMARKETS WHICH IS THE FLORENCE FENNEL BULB, the wild fennel does not have a bulb and has a more distintive taste.
Easy to grow even in a pot it does well , the leaves are used for the famous "PASTA CON LE SARDE" , the leaves boiled and used as a vegetable, it also used for a cooling tea and is good for stomach, it attracts butterflies when in flower
For those that want i will give my mums TRADITIONAL recipe for PASTA CON LE SARDE but you will need to grow it, since its made with the plant and NOT the seeds.... try it pots if you dont have much space !!!