About Penny’s Primulas (Staddon Farm Nurseries)
Staddon Farm Nurseries started out as a small nursery in 1996, with a particular interest in alpine and Asiatic primulas. In 2000, we began our collection of the Japanese “Cherry Blossom” primrose: the Primula sieboldii.
All our named Primula sieboldii are produced by vegetative propagation – they do not come true from seed. Those that originate from seed strains, for example, ‘Pago Pago’, we have selected what we consider to be the best form and use the parent stock for our divisions.
In 2015 Penny had the honour of spending time with Mr. Tsuneo Torii from Japan. Mr. Torii has spent much of his life working on the identification and classification of Primula sieboldii, resulting in a published book on the subject. Hence for those who have used our website previously you may find a few alterations in the spelling of our Primula sieboldii cultivars in respect of Mr. Torii’s work.
We are able to deliver plants outside of mainland UK and (currently) the European Union in some instances. However, the cost of phytosanitary certification is too prohibitive to allow export to many countries, including USA. Please email Penny on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options and costs.
In 2020 we will again be exhibiting our Primula sieboldii collection at three RHS shows – Cardiff, Malvern Spring Festival and Chelsea Flower show in the RHS Floral Marquees. We will also be exhibiting our other nursery plants at RHS Garden Rosemoor in early autumn; and the Malvern Autumn Show.
Along with offering Primula sieboldii for sale we also carry a range of later flowering Asiatic Primulas including many of the candelabra forms such as Primula alpicola, Primula beesiana and Primula florindae. An addition to our website is the inclusion of three guest pages – Epimediums and Ferns and a new list of plants of interest that we usually have available for sale, including a range of the Japanese woodland “Hakon” grass. We often use these plants to complement our exhibits and regularly receive requests for them. We hope you find our modest listings of interest.
If you are interested in purchasing our primulas by mail-order, simply visit our online shop and place your order. We will then confirm availability and cost, including delivery, by phone.
We can accept all major credit and debit cards over the phone. We can also accept payment by BACS. Unfortunately we can no longer accept payment by cheque.