Beautiful and Redolent Flowers: Bloom 13

Photo: Boripat Lebel

A tropically flamboyant flower that looks like a seductive combination between an orchid and a Chinese hibiscus, with the voluptuous petals resembling those of a lotus. And while it may not exude a discernible honeyed scent, its exquisite form and sensuous hues are the main attractions. Simply put, this is a flower worthy of belonging in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.