I'm still leaning towards Leucospermums as favorite Proteaceae.
Lecadendrons are also fabulous...
I'm really fortunate to be able to grow them. So far, anyway.
Meanwhile, Agave stricta's flower progresses. The plant has grace--too bad A. augustifolia crowded it out for so long.
An Agave is not a Protea, but I liked the way this photo turned out.
In the meantime, 'Mini King' slowly opens wider.