This is Pelargonium 'Ardens', quite different from your regular pelargonium. It’s normally summer dormant and grows in cooler autumn/winter period, flowers in spring. It drops all its foliage after flowering, rests during hot summer. I keep it dry during dormancy. Then in autumn I begin watering it again. Looks like last few weeks cooler weather has made it break dormancy a little early (some of my cyclamen have woken early too).
Also unusual is that it grows from a tuber, thick tuberous roots, which helps it survive during dormancy. In spring, it had its best display of rich red clusters of tiny flowers - I didn’t post at the time but did take a picture so will follow up after this post #pelargonium #pelargoniumardens
Pelargonium ‘Ardens’ - #whatmakesyouhappy - finding hidden gems at plant fairs and garden shows 😊😍, that makes me very happy! - obviously this jumped straight out and flagged me down in the aisles at #bbcgwlive #bbcgardenersworldlive last week, so had to snap it up #pelargonium #pelargoniumardens #pelargoniumnotgeranium 😉