Koppe

Our family business is rooted in the early years of the 20th century. The nursery was founded by Marinus Koppe back in 1910. His grandson, Bert Koppe, runs the business today. Over a period of more than 100 years, the company has grown from a small family business to a leading breeder and supplier of Begonia elatior propagating material. For a long time, we were a production nursery growing various varieties, including Begonia elatior, as pot plants. Since the mid-seventies, however, we have specialised in the propagation of begonias. To improve the quality of our assortment of begonias, we launched our own plant-breeding programme in 1987.

Company details

Fazantlaan 10 , Ermelo , Gelderland 3852 AM Netherlands

Locations Served

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Horticulture
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Koppe : right from the start since 1910

Our family business is rooted in the early years of the 20th century. The nursery was founded by Marinus Koppe back in 1910. His grandson, Bert Koppe, runs the business today. Over a period of more than 100 years, the company has grown from a small family business to a leading breeder and supplier of Begonia elatior propagating material. 

For a long time, we were a production nursery growing various varieties, including Begonia elatior, as pot plants. Since the mid-seventies, however, we have specialised in the propagation of begonias. To improve the quality of our assortment of begonias, we launched our own plant-breeding programme in 1987. 

Since 2004, Koppe has been leasing the newest part of the former Klaas Visser greenhouse complex in Aalsmeer in order to satisfy the demand for propagating material. For a number of years now, we have also been running a cuttings production facility in South Africa from which unrooted cuttings are flown to the Netherlands every week. 

Koppe is focusing its efforts on being the world’s leading supplier and, most importantly, breeder of Begonia elatior. The fact that we concentrate these efforts on begonias alone is a strong point in our favour. 

Koppe offers a selected assortment and regularly augments it with additions of new, promising varieties. For us, quality and flexibility are top priorities. This, and the fact that we offer competitive prices, has resulted in generating an extensive and loyal clientele.