At Last™ Rosa crowned Shrub Madness champ
At Last™ Rosa crowned Shrub Madness National champion
4/1/2016 - The 2016 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a tumultuous month of voting with At Last™ rose being crowned the 2016 National Champion. Coming from a crowded field of 64 contenders, the competition narrowed to just two after multiple rounds of voting on close matchups. In the final round, it started out neck and neck but At Last™ rose built a steady lead and defeated Let’s Dance® Rave hydrangea. Throughout the competition, over 83,000 votes were cast with everyone vying for their favorite shrubs. This year’s Floral Four included 2014 National Champion Let’s Dance® Diva! hydrangea, Let’s Dance® Rave hydrangea, Bloomerang® Dark Purple lilac and At Last™ rose.
At Last™ combines all the romance of a fragrant, fully-petaled tea rose with the no-nonsense practicality of a disease-resistant landscape rose so its popularity is no surprise! No spraying is required to enjoy a non-stop display of large, sweetly perfumed sunset-orange blossoms from late spring through frost. Handsome, glossy foliage and a vigorous, rounded habit makes it ideal for use in the landscape or the flower garden. As a brand new introduction this year, At Last™ rose is available exclusively through the Better Homes and Gardens program at White Flower Farm.
Be sure to join us next year for Shrub Madness and please join the Shrubs Center cast throughout the year for continuous coverage!