Hardy geraniums are a favorite with gardeners because they require little maintenance. A placement in full sun results in high-yield flowering, but the geranium can tolerate partial shade. Magenta flowers pop against the geranium’s green, textured foliage, and the blooms bob and sway, mingling with neighboring plants. While relatively low-maintenance, the plant thrives with a bit of care: cut the plant to within a few inches above the ground after it has finished blooming to encourage a second bloom; divide the plant once every three to five years when the center of the plant dies back. In return, the plant will reward you with flowers year after year.