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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.
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
- 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