This plant has many names. Flowering Maple, Indian Mallow, Chinese Lantern. The leaves resemble the leaves of the Maple Tree. Indian Mallow is because it is part of the Mallow family. Chinese Lantern because of the shape of the flowers that are long lasting. Here in the northern hemisphere it needs to be brought indoors before the first frost and can be put outdoors after the last frost. It is pretty to look at! It would add colour to any garden.