Walking On Sunshine™ Floribunda Rose

This floribunda gives you a bouquet on every flowering branch!
Bareroot
Item # 31081
$24.95
Buy 3+ at $22.95 ea


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The 2011 All-America Rose Selection is free-flowering, nicely scented, and vigorous

Plant Patent Applied For. Culitvar name: 'JACmeady'

As exuberant and lighthearted as the song for which it is named, this award-winning floribunda is destined to bring a smile to your face and many, many beautiful roses into your garden and home! Even if you've never grown a rose before in your life, you can be successful with Walking on Sunshine™. Find a place in the sunny border and welcome it home this season!

Walking on Sunshine™ sets masses and masses of 3- to 3½-inch yellow roses in large clusters all summer long. The blooms arise in waves, keeping this shrub lovely for months. Sweetly scented with the traditional rose fragrance known as "damask" (you'll recognize it when you smell it!), the flowers have a lighter yellow reverse, and mature to a pastel shade of primrose, creating a nice many-toned look on a fully blooming plant. Simply wonderful!

This floribunda is also notable for its vigor. Some roses need a little coddling and extra care to get going, but not Walking on Sunshine®! It reaches 3½ feet high and 4 feet wide quite quickly, blooming heavily the very first season you plant it in the garden. Then it just continues to grow bushier and better-branched, especially if deadheaded promptly as the flowers fade and pruned back in late winter each year. (But if you're new to rose growing, skip the pruning! Walking on Sunshine™ will do just fine without it!)

The foliage is particularly healthy on this rose, which makes a huge difference to its performance in your garden. Roses are traditionally subject to many foliar diseases, from rust to powdery mildew to blackspot. This can make the foliage sparse and pretty unattractive by late summer. Walking on Sunshine™, however, is resistant to rust and mildew, so stays healthy longer, prolonging the bloom season as well as looking great!

Walking on Sunshine™ won an All America Rose Selection award in 2011, and is highly recommended by rose experts in all parts of the country. It fares particularly well in the hot, humid climates that many roses shun. Give it a try and find out just how easy rose growing can be! Zones 5-10. Budded (grafted).

Genus2 Rosa
Variety Walking on Sunshine™
ppaf PPAF
ItemForm Bareroot
Zone 5 - 10
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 3 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 4 ft
BloomSize 3 in - 3.5 in
StemLength 16 in - 20 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips
BloomColor Yellow
BudShape Ovoid, Pointed
FoliageColor Glossy, Medium Green
Fragrance Damask, Moderate
LightRequirements Full Sun
Resistance Common Rust, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Rust
SeasonOfInterest Summer
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
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Easy as 1-2-3

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Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!

Here's all there is to it!

STEP 1

- When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)

STEP 2

- Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding Dynamite™ Select Rose Fertilizer to the soil. It promotes more efficient transport of water and nutrients throughout your new rose plant.

STEP 3

- Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.

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The Jackson and Perkins Difference


Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

World's Finest Roses

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process


Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

What to Expect
If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.
Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process
Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

World's Finest Roses
Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process
Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.