Primula sieboldii, 'Jessica'

Primula sieboldii


At Penny's Primulas we have the largest collection of commercially available Primula sieboldii in the UK.


In October 2013 we were awarded National Collection Holder status by Plant Heritage for Primula sieboldii Japanese cvs. All our plants met the rigorous specifications required to be awarded this prestigious accolade.


Primula sieboldii make excellent and reliable garden plants and should give you years of pleasure. We have included a brief history of the species and guidance on how to grow and propagate Primula sieboldii. We recommend that you treat them as an edge of woodland plant, growing in dappled shade in a soil that is free draining but does not dry out.

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About Penny's Primulas...


Primula Sieboldii, 'Sumizomegenji'Since 2000 we have diligently collected an exciting range of Asiatic Primulas with a particular emphasis on Primula sieboldii cultivars.


All our named Primula sieboldii are produced by vegative propagation – they do not come true from seed. Those that originated 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 most 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 also pleased to announce that we are able to deliver plants outside of mainland UK. Please email Penny on to discuss options and costs.


In 2018 we will 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 at Gardeners' World Live and RHS Garden Rosemoor.


Along with offering Primula sieboldii for sale we also carry a range of latter flowering Asiatic Primulas including many of the candelabra forms such as Primula alpicola, Primula beesiana, Primula florindae along with the striking Primula vialii to name only a few. Another addition to our website is the inclusion of two guest pages - Epimediums and Ferns. We often use these plants to compliment 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 cheque and BACS.