Kurapia Ground Cover vs Phyla Nodiflora Ground Cover

Posted by George Bravos on

Kurapia Sod and Phyla Nodiflora

Free Delivery for all of California

Before we begin our comparison, we would like to say we provide both products and currently ship throughout California. We are proud to offer free delivery on all Kurapia sod orders and  Phyla Nodiflora ground cover orders! All of our updated pricing for Kurapia sod for 2022 is now available at the link provided. Since Kurapia sod is a fairly new product to California, we have also expanded our free sod delivery to all major cities covering the majority of California. Each year, we have run out of Kurapia in sod form due to its high demand. Phyla Nodiflora has also been introduced to our site at very limited supplies. 

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Kurapia sod roll pictured above

We have our Kurapia sod on two kinds of soil, highly organic peat soil and the sandier version, being geared more for southern California areas due to general soil conditions. Both are created identically from clones originally in the form of the original patented Kurapia plant. Kurapia has made huge advances in the last few years in terms of groundcovers! 

Kurapia Ground Cover vs Phyla Nodiflora Ground Cover

The alternative to Kurapia sod and Kurapia plugs is currently our Native California Lippia known as Phyla Nodiflora. Other common names include Lippia and Turkey Tangle Frog Fruit. Phyla Nodiflora ground cover is great for the fact that it's a native California plant! The largest difference between our Phyla nodiflora plugs and Kurapia plugs is growth and means to reproduce. Kurapia is a hybrid from Phyla nodiflora and is sterile. This means that while Kurapia can repair itself, it can not reproduce with seed. The growth with Kurapia sod and Kurapia plugs slows down heavily during winter and at times may yellow. Phyla nodiflora ground cover still has its native genetics and can seed for growth and healing. It has fairly better repair and growth rates when compared to Kurapia sod or Kurapia plugs in winter. The Phyla nodiflora stays much more green during the winter months and does fairly better tolerating foot traffic as well. 

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Picture of Kurapia and Phyla nodiflora 02-10-2022

While both Kurapia and the Phyla are very healthy, we can see that the Kurapia is affected more by the cold weather, similar to Bermuda grass.

Seasons for Kurapia Ground Cover vs Phyla Nodiflora Ground Cover 

As the weather warms up, the Kurapia ground cover should begin absorbing more nutrients while the Phyla stays much more active throughout the year. Both the Kurapia and the Phyla have similar benefits, and some differences, but both are useful as ground covers. Some Kurapia sod applications want slow seasonal growth and more controlled spread while others with more open lawn areas may prefer the Phyla due to its constant growth and seeds.

Phyla Nodiflora or Native Kurapia ground cover

Here is a link to our Native ground cover version of kurapia called frog fruit or phyla nodiflora

Native Version of Kurapia


Kurapia ground cover information

For more information about Kurapia, please enjoy our blog below, "Everything You Need to Know About Kurapia."


Also, check out our Kurapia Stress Testing video at the link below!








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  • Sod and Seed is the best Kurapia supplier in South California.

    Erica Owen on
  • Kurapia is still the best ground cover here in Sacramento due to its healthiest and most attractive choices for landscaping in California. It thrives with little water and recovers quickly from any damage, even when you’re not watering it.

    Izaac Roy Scott on
  • Hey guys thanks for all the help I saw the Facebook post about Kurapia ground cover and thought to come give you some love and a good review on Kurapia sod. The stuff is the most durable ground cover thank you.

    Jason Bagby on

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