"Soncy"

(Pronounced: so-ON-cee)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Soncy"

 

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'Soncy' is a beautiful yellow Bermuda Mystery Rose that is rather similar in appearance to 'Perle des Jardines'. It makes a small bush that blooms freely, particularly in the spring and fall.

 

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'Soncy' blooms are medium-sized (2-1/2" - 3"). They open medium-yellow and fade to a lighter shade in the sunlight.

 

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'Soncy' has medium-green leathery foliage that is slightly glossy. The new foliage is a beautiful coppery color when it first emerges.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Soncy' is one of the Bermuda Mystery Roses, probably a Tea rose, that bears a strong resemblance to 'Perle des Jardines'. It repeat blooms with particularly good displays in the spring and fall.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Bermuda

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

'Soncy' is a Bermuda Mystery Rose, and its breeder and date of introduction are not known.  

DATE:

Unknown [ Bermuda ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    5 '     to    6 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Soncy' forms a small to medium-sized compact bush, 3' - 5' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium-green and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Soncy' starts blooming in mid-spring and repeats in cycles throughout the growing season. Its spring and fall displays are particularly nice.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.50"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      3           Petal Count:    30 to 35          

'Soncy' flowers are medium-sized (2-1/2" - 3"). They are very double with muddled petals at the center.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

LY - Light Yellow. 'Soncy' blooms open medium-yellow from butter-yellow buds, and fade to ivory in the sunlight as the blooms age.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

 

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Soncy has a moderate tea fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Non observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Soncy' is disease free and tolerant of poorer soils. Unlike 'Perle des Jardines', 'Soncy' does not have any tendency to ball in humid weather. Its stems are nearly thornless, with a few priclkes under the blooms.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Soncy' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Soncy', like many roses, takes a year or two to get its roots well established, and the display of flowers seems to get better and better with every year.

 
REFERENCES:

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 10.