Flower from the cannonball tree, aka Sara tree, Couroupita guianensis. A deciduous tree native to Central & South America, also in other countries. The tree is sacred to Hindus and is grown around Shiva temples.
Cabbage leaves conceal an ordinary jar, creating an unusual receptacle for a bouquet of paperwhites, blue muscari, pale pink hyacinths and lime guelder rose. Rather than mixed in the more traditional way, each delicate variety has been grouped together for added impact.