Zomervlinder (Ellen Akerboom)
In 1978, my father, Peter Akerboom, began growing Asters, in addition to a wide range of outdoor flowers. At that time, he also began to propagate Asters. Some of our known species include Casablanca, Painted Lady, Purple Monarch and Paquita. Today, Asters are our speciality. Our species are grown worldwide in countries such as Zimbabwe, Japan, Israel and Columbia.
Zomervlinder is a real family business. Together with my parents, Peter and Gerda Akerboom I focus on growing and propagating Aster. Since, 1997, we have also been breeding Helleborus for cutting and potting. Right now we grow Asters outdoors from May to November on 1 hectare of land. Our range consists of species bred entirely by us, often including new species. We bring them in limited quantities to the market, to see if they are suitable for cultivation and for trade.