About Penny’s Primulas – Company Information

Primula Sieboldii Nursery at Staddon Farm

Penny’s Primulas is a trading name for Staddon Farm Nurseries. The nursery is a small family run business, established in 1996. Penny and Melvyn will be your key contacts for processing your orders. In October 2013 we were awarded National Collection Holder status for Primula sieboldii Japanese cvs. At present this is the only recognised collection of Japanese Primula sieboldii in the UK.

In June 2021, we have also been awarded National Collection Holder status for Epimediums.

Our North Devon nursery is not generally open to the public. If you would like to visit please contact us by email – penny@pennysprimulas.co.uk – and we can supply you with more information. In addition, we welcome Gardening Clubs for talks and visits, please use the above email address for further details.

In 2013 we launched this website to enable us to offer a mail order service for our collections of Primula sieboldiiEpimediums and Ferns. Our website is “mobile friendly” – so it works on phones and tablets as well as computers.  Our site is also secure and we adhere to industry standards on visitor privacy.

The shop pages reflect the increasing number of Primula sieboldii we have in the collection. We hope it makes it easier for you to navigate and select your favourites.  Our Epimedium shop is also growing.  We hope to include a number of newly available varieties over the next couple of years.  

You will also find a limited range of Guest Pages. Whilst staging exhibits we like to combine our range of Primula sieboldii and Epimediums with other plants that might be found growing along side them, in more natural settings. This has led to a modest but what Penny thinks is an interesting collection of Ferns  and other interesting plants for woodland and dappled edge, including the popular Japanese woodland Hakone Grass.  This range of plants is shown in our Guest Pages,  Unfortunately, many of this latter group of plants are available in very small quantities only, because many are originally sourced directly from Japan. We hope you find them of some interest.

We normally dispatch our plants already potted up in 9cm pots.  We usually send plants out at the start of each week, to avoid delivery delays over the weekend.

If you would like more information regarding delivery, payment methods or a general enquiry regarding our plants, please contact us on the email address penny@pennysprimulas.co.uk

Our website will be regularly up-dated, so please revisit often for the most current availability lists.

Recommended read Primula sieboldii – Edo Gardening by Mr. Tsueno Torii. ISBN 4-05-402923-X. It has excellent photos and English translation for the names.


– Plant Heritage – http://www.plantheritage.org.uk The charity that seeks to conserve the diversity of garden plants; and supports the National Plant Collections such as ours

– Special Olympics Plymouth & District – www.sopd.org.uk – chosen charity for Staddon Farm Nurseries

– Linedot – linedotwebdesign.co.uk – our web designer, who is very patient with us!

Primula sieboldii "Keepsake"

Primula sieboldii “Keepsake”  – Our cultivar which was given to us by the family of Alan Bloom.  Profits from the sales of Keepsake are given to our chosen charity, SOPD.