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.
Feb 20, 2015
California Center for Urban Horticulture
The CCUH is currently involved in researching the performance of Kurapia (Lippia nodiflora), a new low-water groundcover developed in Japan. It was developed for drought conditions and is tolerant of different soils and a range of temperatures. It grows quickly to establish ground cover but is sterile, so unwanted seeding does not occur. For more information about its use, click here.
Drought Conditions Trial
Kurapia was included in a University of California at Riverside study that evaluated the performance and appearance of 19 turfgrass species or cultivars in drought conditions. It performed best along with Kikuyugrass and buffalograss, two warm-season turfgrasses. Click here for a full report of the study.
Researchers at UC Davis, UCANR and CCUH conducted an irrigation trial of Kurapia.To learn about how Kurapia performed and see photos of it under various amounts of irrigation, read the full report here.
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sceineces