Líng Xiāo, or leaping higher than the highest sky, is a powerful expression of one's desire to achieve. I love this name. Chinese also refer to the flower as firecrackers. As buds, they form a long series of turning sticks like the firecrackers.
I took out this plant from my backyard but flowers continue to appear in my next-door neighbor's yard. Hummingbirds visit them regularly. How many miles have these tiny birds traveled to get here? I am glad the flowers decided to stay in spite of me.