Proven Winners® ColorChoice® crowns 2019 Shrub Madness winner as the world’s only plant bracket competition comes to a close for 2019. Based on the college basketball playoffs, the contest is populated with a wide variety of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® shrubs, which compete throughout the month of March for the chance to be crowned National Champion.
Coming from a crowded field of 64 contenders, the competition narrows to the Floral Four, then the final two after multiple rounds of voting. This year’s Floral Four included Pugster® Blue Buddleia, Let’s Dance® Rhythmic Blue® bigleaf hydrangea, Suñorita™ rose, and Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® mountain hydrangea.
The last round of voting found Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® hydrangea with a slim lead over challenger Suñorita™ rose, but it steadily gained traction. In the final few hours of the competition the hardy hydrangea soundly defeated the winsome rose and was ultimately crowned the 2019 Shrub Madness National Champion.
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