Oct 30, 2014

El Camino College

El Camino College Horticulture & Environmental Club presents California Drought Workshop for Landscape architects


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CITI Cable



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Kurapia Presentation
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Mark Ohde, Kurapia Inc.
Tom Hawkins, Florasource, Ltd.
David Plascencia, EchoTech Inc.




Metropolitan Water District of Southern California






LA Department of Water Power booth

Testing Kurapia SOD/ROLL









Oct 24, 2014

“Kurapia is a great option where you need a groundcover that won’t get irrigated.

Davis enterprise, a community newspaper covering Davis and Yolo County released on Oct 24, 2014, an article titled UC researchers: How low-water can our landscapes go? The article reported a story on UC Agriculture and Natural Science researchers Loren Oki and Karrie Reid test plants’ ability to survive and thrive with varying levels of water. According to a California Department of Resources study, about 53 percent of our landscapes. “Kurapia is a great option where you need a groundcover that won’t get irrigated. I think it will be great in what they call ‘hell strips,’ ” Reid says. “That’s the area between the sidewalk and the street where it’s notoriously difficult to grow anything. Kurapia will do just fine there! Homeowners may want to consider using it as a lawn replacement, too.

UC Reseachers

How low water can our landscapes go?

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers Loren Oki and Karrie Reid.

Kurapia is a great option where you need a groundcover that won’t get irrigated. I think it will be great in what they call ‘hell strips,’ ” Reid says. “That’s the area between the sidewalk and the street where it’s notoriously difficult to grow anything. Kurapia will do just fine there! Homeowners may want to consider using it as a lawn replacement, too. We’ve found that it looks good year-round.
“Really the public wants it all,” she continues. “Whether you are a homeowner or a large-scale landscaper, we want beautiful and low-water. So we don’t solely look at water use. We want to also know how irrigation and its frequency correlate to attractiveness, seasonal interest and blooms. We report on that, too.”
The researchers’ full reports can be found on the California Center for Urban Horticulture’s website, ccuh.ucdavis.edu.

UC researchers: How low-water can our landscapes go?


UCD recently completed a study on kurapia, a newly developed, highly versatile groundcover that was developed and now is widely used in Japan. It is available for the first time to the public at the Arboretum and Public Garden plant sale on Saturday.

“Kurapia is a great option where you need a groundcover that won’t get irrigated. I think it will be great in what they call ‘hell strips,’ ” Reid says. “That’s the area between the sidewalk and the street where it’s notoriously difficult to grow anything. Kurapia will do just fine there! Homeowners may want to consider using it as a lawn replacement, too. We’ve found that it looks good year-round.


Oct 11, 2014

THE NEW FRONT YARD: Fall 2014 Plant Sales

Available to the public for the first time in the United States!

This deep-rooted, low-water use, low-maintenance groundcover is an excellent lawn replacement or groundcover in sun or partial shade. It grows tightly to the ground, suppressing weeds once established, and is bred to be sterile so it will not reseed in places where you don’t want it.


NEED A LAWN REPLACEMENT?
This deep-rooted, low-water use, low-maintenance groundcover is an excellent lawn replacement or groundcover in sun or partial shade. It grows tightly to the ground, suppressing weeds once established, and is bred to be sterile so it will not reseed in places where you don’t want it.
At our October plant sales (while supplies last), we have permission to sell this exciting new groundcover. Lippia (Syn) Phyla nodiflora‘Campagne Verde’ (common name Kurapia®). This form was tested by UC researchers at Riverside in 2012 and now is being trialed at UC Davis by our California Center for Urban Horticulture for its ability to thrive with extremely little irrigation. Note: Its small white flower clusters are attractive to butterflies and bees, so it is not for use in children’s play areas.
For more information, visit 
kurapia.com or email info@kurapia.com.

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Fall Plant Sale Fundraisers

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Fall Plant Sale Fundraisers

 UC Davis Arboretum Kurapia Sales
Kurapia Sales



For the first time ever in the United States, customers can purchase a newly-developed, low-water use, rapid-establishment groundcover called Kurapia (Lippia nodiflora ‘Campagne Verde’). Developed in Japan and tested at UC Davis and UC Riverside, the potential use for this groundcover as a lawn replacement is huge.

Oct 9, 2014

New lawn replacement available at Arboretum plant sale

Kurapia — a deep-rooted, low-water-use, low maintenance ground cover —  will be for sale at Saturday's Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale. 


Besides being low-water and low-maintenance, kurapia’s extensive root system makes it beneficial for reducing soil erosion and water runoff. It also grows well in either low and high pH soils, or those containing high salt concentrations.

More detail click here to review the Davis enterprise Yolo County News.