Turkey Tangle Ground Cover
Turkey Tangle Ground Cover
Our best-selling plug is Phyla Nodiflora Ground cover, more popularly known as frog fruit. Years of research and development have refined our selection to what we feel works well in direct sun, self-repair, and drought tolerance.
Turkey Tangle Plugs
Phyla nodiflora or frog Fluor is currently available in plug form and has a 1-3 week advance order request. All of our plugs come in standard plug trays and are always recommended to be planted as soon as possible. Here we provide the best care, ensuring our frog fruit plugs are healthy and ready to be planted once shipped. If you need larger or smaller sizes in frog fruit ground cover, contact us directly at 925-435-7874
Turkey Tangle Lawn
Frog fruit ground cover is native to both North America and South America. Preferring the hot weather frog fruit works perfectly in direct sun and prefers the heat. This plant will thrive in hot climates and is not recommended for anywhere with snow or heavy frost. A great way to see if frog fruit will work in your area is by checking the local native website by searching your area and Phyla Nodiflora. Frog fruit may not come up with factual data since it is a nickname for the plant. Phyla Nodiflora also goes by turkey tangler on the east coast and has multiple versions in the Florida area.
Phyla Nodiflora works best in North America due to the evergreen qualities of the ground cover. Phyla Nodiflora stays close to the ground growing as high as 3-5" before laying down. As the plant grows from plugs, the stocks begin to thicken, keeping most of the leaves flat on the ground giving a great weed barrier and also allowing next to no maintenance.
Phyla Nodiflora Compared to the Hybrid Kurapia
Phyla Nodiflora is one of the plants used to produce kurapia, a new hybrid version of Phyla Nodiflora. The difference between these two plants is that the kurapia ground cover is sterile, and the Phyla Nodiflora ground cover is not sterile, meaning it reproduces with seed. Both Kurapia ground cover and Phyla Nodiflora or frog fruit are evergreens and very drought tolerant. The most visible difference being Phyla Nodiflora ground cover produces purple flowers instead of white like kurapia.
Lippia Phyla Nodiflora as a Pollinator
Early May Phyla Nodiflora ground cover begins to bloom tiny purple flowers that are a great source of pollen for the local ecosystem. If there is anyone with bee allergies or if you would rather not have the flowers, just mow every couple of weeks until the end of November when the flowering stops.
Drought Tolerant Lippia Ground Cover
Native ground covers tend to be better and require less water and maintenance than traditional grass lawns. If an area has damage they heal faster in the hotter weather than compared to cool season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass.
Turkey Tangle Ground Cover Availability
We are currently about 1 month out on current orders placed. Please give our staff a call for updated delivery timeline.
Note that orders are generally 2-3 weeks out during the warm season. During the cold season, shipments can be delayed past 2-3 weeks due to weather conditions. Shipments can also be delayed due to other unforeseen factors. We thank you in advance for your patience as we prioritize the quality and readiness of the plugs for shipping. Please call us at 1-800-381-8163 for the most updated availability.