I'll get straight in with my first post. Bought a pack of seeds in Madeira marked Protea with a picture of a king Protea on the front.
After nearly 18 months of trying to get anything to grow this has sprung up this year - although the recent bad weather has nearly ruined it again.
Does anyone have an idea of what it is? Does a Protea start out like this? It seems to have millions of small pink buds growing on it - if they're tiny flowers they are indeed miniscule.