I have always liked Proteas, but they can't be grown where I live, as far as I know. But I have seen several references to P. subvestita which is native to very high elevations in South Africa and is supposed to be very hardy to cold. Problem is I have not found any place to buy a plant. Most California nurseries that deal in Proteas don't have this species, probably because there are many nicer kinds that can be grown out that way. I have found seeds, but getting any Protea seeds to germinate and make it to more than a few months old seems to be a real problem. Any help locating this plant would be appreciated.