Sedum Seed Per Acre

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This Sedum Seed Per Acre equation is a basic coverage conversion equation used for estimating seed requirements for planting a large area or field with a Sedum species.  The resulting cultivated planting might be used for applications such as a  green roof. This equation uses a standard assumption for the amount of seed required to cover a square meter of area:

The standard Seed Density factor used is `(0.5 g)/m^2`  1  and this relative density of the seed is based on the assumption that the seed is for a Sedum species, a mostly drought tolerant alpine succulent.


Enter the area you want to cover (typically in acres) and the equation returns the amount of seed (typically in grams).

For example, if the area you wish to cover is 12.5 acres, this equation estimates that you will need 25,292.85264 grams or approximately 25.3 kg of Sedum seed. You can choose alternative units for the outputs and see in this example that the approximately 25.3 kg is also approximately 55-3/4 pounds or 892.2 ounces.

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  1. ^ Dr. Clayton Rugh, Manager & Technical Director at Xero Flor America LLC