Kurapia-New low water utility groundcover
Kurapia is a newly developed drought tolerant perennial
groundcover which can replace thirsty turf. Once established,
it requires little maintenance and needs 60% less water than cool
season turfgrasses. Once established Kurapia can be irrigated as
low as 20% of ETo by drip irrigation and outperformed other
turfgrasses in survivability and appearance at 40% ETo by sprinkler
Kurapia is evergreen. Kurapia in California will grow
quickly in the heat of summer, staying green in the winter when
warm season grasses like Bermuda & Buffalo grasses go dormant.
However, if temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees F
Kurapia will remain green but gradually go
Kurapia can tolerate full sun or partial shade, light foot
traffic, and is safe for pets and kids! Kurapia grows 1- 2" high,
and is covered by small white flowers that do not produce seed.
Kurapia is a sterile form of the naturalized plant Lippia nodiflora
and is tolerant of our CA saline soils.
(photo courtesy of Lawn Nation, All rights reserved.)