Biltmore Ball Gown Flowering Maple. Of course not a maple at all, but the leaf just remotely resembles the shape of a red maple leaf, but it is like a hardy Hibiscus, of which it is a close relative. Here is zone 8 they will remain almost completely evergreen, unless we have a severe winter. This selection was introduced by the famed Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It has bright orange, tiger-striped flowers which gracefully dangle along its stems. If one lives in an area too cold to grow it in the garden, it makes a nice pot plant, if one can give it enough light. As long as it is actively growing, it will continue to flower.