2017 Shrub Madness champion crowned
Tuff Stuff™ hydrangea crowned 2017 National Shrub Madness Champion
4/11/2017 - The 2017 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a highly competitive month of voting with Tuff Stuff™ mountain hydrangea being crowned the 2017 National Champion. Coming from a crowded field of 64 contenders, the competition narrowed to two superb hydrangeas after several rounds of voting on close matchups.
In the final round, Tuff Stuff™ hydrangea took an early lead and defeated Let’s Dance® Rave reblooming hydrangea. Throughout the competition, over 89,000 votes were cast with everyone vying for their favorite shrubs. This year’s Floral Four included 2016 Shrub Madness Runner Up Let’s Dance® Rave hydrangea, Invincibelle® Spirit II smooth hydrangea, Tuff Stuff™ hydrangea, and newcomer Czechmark Trilogy™ weigela.
Tuff Stuff™ hydrangea is stunning with attractive lacecap flowers that create a mass of color in early summer, and this rebloomer continues to produce new flowers right up until frost. The semi-double to double florets begin with creamy coloration in the center before maturing to an intense pink or blue. A very hardy hydrangea, Tuff Stuff™ really delivers with improved bud and stem hardiness.
Join us next year for Shrub Madness. Bracket predictions will open in February and voting will begin in March.
About Proven Winners® ColorChoice®
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® is the brand name of Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., a market leader in flowering shrubs, potted liners, and starter plants. Located in Grand Haven, Michigan, Spring Meadow Nursery has over 500 varieties in their catalog, including over 240 varieties marketed under the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® brand, including Incrediball® hydrangea, Lo & Behold® butterfly bush, Bloomerang® reblooming lilac, and ‘Sweet Sumer Love’ clematis.