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. Our next availability of this selection will be October, 2020.