Commonly called rose mallow or rose of China, Hibiscus, pronounced hib-ISK-us, is the Greek name for mallow. Colors come in White, yellow, orange, pink or red. In Hawaii young ladies place the flowers behind their ears or use them to decorate their hair. If you wear a flower behind your left ear, it means you are married, taken, have a significant other, or maybe you just don't want anyone bothering you! If you wear a flower behind your right ear, it means you are single, available, and approachable.