June 1, 2017
Tuff Stuff wins Shrub Madness competition
Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea took top prize in Proven Winners’ annual Shrub Madness bracket competition. Coming from a crowded field of 64 contenders, the competition narrowed to two hydrangeas after several rounds of consumer voting on close matchups.
Throughout the competition, over 89,000 votes were cast. 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 colour in early summer, and this rebloomer continues to produce new flowers right up until frost,” Proven Winners said in a release. “A very hardy hydrangea, Tuff Stuff really delivers with improved bud and stem hardiness.”