Walking on Sunshine Floribunda Rose

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All-America Rose Selection (AARS) 2011 | Portland's Best Rose 2015

This Jackson & Perkins original, an All-American Rose Selection (AARS) in 2011, will have you whistling an upbeat tune as you stroll through your floral display. With its brilliant yellow flowers and sweet anise fragrance, Walking on Sunshine will keep you on top of a wave of joyfulness.

The brilliant yellow blooms, growing as large as 3 inches with soft apricot-mango petals that darken as they develop, provide a lovely contrast to the dark-green foliage throughout the season.

The various tones of the flowers create a dazzling blend of color, from light yellow to a glowing pastel that radiates warmth and sunshine. The low-maintenance, high-efficiency floribunda (No pruning!) begins vigorous blooming in clusters its first year, producing beautiful flowers on every branch throughout the season. Resistant to rust and mildew, Walking on Sunshine is a reliable dash of energy with a long growing season.

Recommended by rosarians for several areas throughout the country, including hot, humid climates, Walking on Sunshine excels as borders or in beds. The vigorous shrub grows up to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide and bushier with more branches throughout the season.

Though pruning is not necessary, prompt deadheading and late winter pruning help the shrub to grow bushier with fuller branches. The healthy foliage seems to infuse life into surrounding plants and flowers. Walking on Sunshine is an ideal first rose for beginners.


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Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety 'JACmcady'
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 30
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color Glossy, Medium Green
Fragrance Anise, Moderate, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 20, 2020

EXCEPTIONAL yellow rose for Zone 5

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this for my mum's memorial garden and have been thrilled with it for 7 years now. EXCELLENT disease resistance. The richly-saturated, warm yellow blooms really pop against the glossy, clean, medium green foliage. A vigorous grower with beautiful bloom form, Walking on Sunshine would be a great starter rose for any beginner looking for success. To my nose, the fragrance is myrrh with a touch of anise for sweetness. I top dress it with compost in spring and again mid-summer and that's it. Clearly, Mum approves.

Debra from NY
July 28, 2019

Beautiful, healthy, easy care rose.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful yellow rose. The plant is very healthy. It adds a lot to our backyard Jackson & Perkins roses.

Elaine Forester from OR
July 24, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought this last fall in a two quart pot. It is now blooming profusely with perfectly disease-free foliage. This one is a winner!

Barbara Thompson from WA
July 28, 2018

Walking on Sunshine

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Lovely rose. Lots of blooms. Disease resistant in hot, humid weather! Love it♡

Claire Keene from VA
June 30, 2017

Heavenly scent

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This beautiful rose is new to my garden this year, and I could not be more pleased. It is so healthy and has grown into a good sized plant in just a few months. But the best thing is the wonderful fragrance that I can smell wherever I am in my yard. My yard is triangular shaped and I wanted a big yellow plant to fill the area at the point. I knew what I wanted and with this rose, I got it.

Susabella from WA

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