No, they could be very different
Don't use road salt on your drive it will destroy it
There was a yellow Geranium introduced a while back, T&M I think, but only the unopened buds appeared yellow, the flower opened white.
It's a story from the Daily Express so it's complete rubbish
I have found that plants do well in soil exposed by removing Leylandii, I removed a large Leylandii hedge last year & everything I planted looks really good, nothing added in terms of fertiliser.
They normally have the variety named on the packet
I found that pelargoniums attracted whitefly so badly that I got rid of the plants & now have no whitefly in the conservatory at all.
Yes you can pot them up now , just keep them away from any frost
Caltha palustris , Marsh Marigold, available in single & double forms
I grow mine in pots , in the Autumn I stand them in the greenhouse to dry out then they spend the winter in the garage