The highlights of Kurapia®, including very low water use, tolerance of a wide range of soil types and severe salinity conditions, erosion control and weed suppression ability are research data supported. Bred in Japan from the native Lippia nodiflora, patented, sterile selection and is non-invasive, has been tested by UC Riverside, UC Davis, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension, Cal Poly SLO and Desert Research Institute. Visit www.Kurapia.com for detail.
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.