Abutilons, a.k.a. flowering maples, are leggy annuals or slightly tender perennials. Their somewhat awkward shape is quickly forgiven because of their large, soft, maple-tree-shaped leaves, but mostly because of their beguiling bell-shaped flowers. Abutilons are ideal grown in containers, where their delicate flowers are showy focal points. Try pairing abutilons with foliage plants like heucheras or little ornamental grasses that will fill out around their stems.