Shrub Madness tournament returns
Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs

Shrub Madness tournament returns

The bracket competition uses popular vote to determine which Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrub will be named National Champion.

February 26, 2019

Proven Winners ColorChoice has return of its Shrub Madness competition — “the only bracket competition that pits shrub against shrub in a no-holds-barred battle for the title of National Champion.”

The tournament is similar to March’s college basketball tournament, but the participants’ votes determine which plants advance through the rounds.

Every day from March 1 through March 31, 2019, participants can visit to vote their favorite plants through to the next round of the competition.
In 2018, a quarter of a million votes crowned Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea as National Champion

Editor's note: Want to know how the Shrub Madness tournament is designed? Listen to "Plant bracketology," a podcast we recorded with Stacey Hirvela, horticultural marketing specialist with Spring Meadow, ahead of the 2017 tournament.


There are three ways to win.

Daily Drawings: Every day, voters will be picked at random to win quart-sized selections of the current rounds’ winning plants. 

Floral Four: At the end of the competition, four voters will be randomly selected to win full-sized Floral Four plants, the final four competing shrubs. 

Grand Prize: participants who registered a Shrub Madness bracket before March 1 are in the running for the Grand Prize: the Floral Four and a Plant Geek swag bag. Whoever has the closet bracket will win.
Registration is not necessary just to vote in the competition, but contestants can only win plants if they register. Winners will begin to be announced on March 11 on this page.