Kurapia® is a newly developed and highly versatile groundcover, with many attractive landscape features including very low water requirements, and minimal maintenance needs. Bred in Japan, from the native Lippia nodiflora species, Kurapia® is patented, sterile selection (unable to produce seed), and unlike the species, is non-invasive…Read More

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Kurapia qualifies as a lawn replacement in the Metropolitan Water District’s “Cash for Grass” rebate program, and also qualifies for rebates in a number of other water district and municipal turf replacement programs. Inquire for specifics from your local water agency or city office.

Features

Low Water Use

Low Water Use

Once established in the landscape, Kurapia® needs very little water. Irrigation requirements will be the same or less than low watering warm season grasses like Bermuda or buffalograss.

Low Maintenance

Low Maintenance

The low dense growth habit of Kurapia® reduces the need for pruning or mowing and serves to keep weeds at bay.

Soils & Salinity Tolerance

Soils & Salinity Tolerance

Kurapia® tolerates a range of soil types and soil pH levels, and also tolerates soils containing high salt concentrations.

Rapid Establishment

Rapid Establishment

Kurapia® establishes quickly during the growing season, and rebounds quickly from drought stress and mechanical damage.

Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Kurapia® has a very extensive root systems that will reach 3-4’ deep, reducing soil erosion and runoff even in steep slope conditions.

Weed Suppression

Weed Suppression

Kurapia’s® thick, dense growth is very effective in suppressing weed seed germination and weed growth, greatly reducing labor spent on this task.

Non-Invasive

Non-Invasive

Kurapia® was bred to be sterile; unlike the parent species, it does not produce seed, and is non-invasive.

Long Flowering Season

Long Flowering Season

Kurapia® has a long bloom period; flowering from early May through November. Flowers are attractive to pollinators including bees and butterflies.