Cactus and Succulents forum: Echeveria trianthina...or is it?

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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
Jan 27, 2018 8:37 PM CST
I bought what was labeled as Echeveria trianthina last Spring. It was phenomenal from a flowering standpoint. Two flowering stalks roughly 3 feet long only recently stopped flowering...and only after it sent up the new stalk you see below. We have a female ruby-throated hummingbird that frequents the porch. Usually skittish, she would fly within inches of our faces just to hit the flowers of this plant. I am hoping the spent flowers I just harvested contain viable seed. I would line the porch with this plant if I could just for the hummingbird draw as well as the length of flowering. Does the plant ID seem right?

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plantmanager
Jan 27, 2018 8:46 PM CST
I love it! I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's not Echeveria trianthina. The leaf shape isn't right, and the flower color isn't right.
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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Jan 27, 2018 9:29 PM CST
I am a beginner with these but when I went online, it didn't seem right to me.

I hope the seeds are good! Gotta start researching a proper mix. Smiling
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Faridat
Jan 28, 2018 3:26 AM CST
Looks more than an Echeveria lutea to my eyes. It's so annoying that the nurseries, even the few times they put a label in plants, most of these are wrong. Grumbling
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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Organic Gardener Frogs and Toads Dog Lover
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UrbanWild
Jan 28, 2018 8:53 AM CST
E. lutea looks better. That species is on that nurery's plant list for Spring 2018 where E. trianthina is not.
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