If you read my blog, you’ll know that Biltmore is one of my favorite places. To read about my visit, click here. During my trip late last year, I purchased this plant, Biltmore Ball Gown. It is a tropical shrub that blooms pretty much all year. It is also known by the names Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern and Parlor Maple.
I love it because it looks just like the bottom of a ball gown a woman would have worn to a fancy event at Biltmore Estate with the Vanderbilts. My plant barely made the long car ride home from Asheville, North Carolina, to Houston, Texas. I only have a small piece of it now. I hope to visit Biltmore again and buy a bigger plant.