This summer I noticed an exotic plant in the San Diego County Park that is also the home of the haunted Whaley House* in Old Town San Diego. Visitors would often stop by and admire the Chinese lantern-like flowers.
It is called Abutilon pictum, Flowering Maple, and Chinese Lantern Plant and is a wonderful addition to our garden.
See more about the growing and care of this plant: Abutilons – The Flowering Maple or Chinese Lantern Plant*
*This is a link to a YouTube video.