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We are the Largest Producer of Kurapia® on the Planet!

Kurapia is a Natural Fit for Our Focus Toward Water Wise Landscape Products

Kurapia prevents soil erosion and surpresses weeds.


Kurapia® Utility Groundcover

This highly versatile ground cover sod uses up to 60% Less Water than cool season turf. Low maintenance for areas receiving light
traffic, Kurapia blooms from May through October. Its sturdy structure is ideal for a multitude of uses!

Long Term Irrigation Strategy

Once fully established, Kurapia® roots may go as far as 5 to 10 feet below the soil surface, when properly irrigated.
Deep irrigation will encourage deep rooting and decrease watering sessions. There is no one irrigation recommended for Kurapia®;
water needs will vary by local climate, soil type, time of year, and both type of irrigation system and irrigation methods.
In general. An established Kurapia planting will require a minimum of one irrigation a week to hold green color; two irrigations
a week may be necessary to hold same green color in excessively hot weather.


Fertilization: time in the Spring for growth and flowering. If desired, 1 time in the Fall can help retain color.
2 lbs. of Nitrogen/1,000 square feet per year.

Mowing: An early mowing during establishment period will encourage more runners, for faster fill in. Does not
require mowing if a natural groundcover look is desired. Set mower to remove 1/3 of top growth.

Kurapia Blooms through May to November

Additional Features and Benefits
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Light-Moderate Traffic
  • Root System Prevents Soil Erosion
  • Withstands Low and High pH Soils
  • Tolerates Soils Containing High Salt Concentration
  • Thick, Dense Growth Suppresses Weeds
  • Sterile Plant Prevents Spreading by Reseeding
Kurapia featured in Sunset
Kurapia used on commercial property
Kurapia used in backyard landscaping


Plant Description
  • Name: Phyla nodiflora
  • Common Name: Kurapia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Sterile, Non-Invasive
  • Origin: Japan
  • Planting: Any Season
  • Flowers: Small, White Blooms May to November
  • Height: Low Growing, 1″-3″ High
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • pH Tolerant: pH 4-9
  • Mowing: 1-2 Times a Month
  • Drought Tolerant: Once Established, 60% Less Water
  • Not Recommended: Over 5,000 ft. Elevation or Temperatures Under 20°F

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