"Bermuda Soncy" rose References
Newsletter (May 2015) Page(s) 14. Vol 36, No. 3. Includes photo(s).
Peter Holmes, President Bermuda Rose Society.
"Soncy" was found growing at a house named Soncy in Point Shares. At first it was thought to be 'Isabella Sprunt', the yellow sport of 'Safrano', but Dr. Charles Walker saw it in 1984 and remarked that while "Soncy" is fully double, 'Isabella Sprunt' is semi-double. In Bermuda "Soncy" has been found difficult to slip. DNA analysis at a laboratory in Montreal, Canada, has shown that "Soncy', 'Alexander Hill Gray' and 'Amazone' appear to share at least a partial genetic origin. At Vintage Gardens in California "Soncy" is thought to be identical to 'Alexander Hill Gray'
Book (2011) Page(s) 77.
Liesbeth Cooper. DNA Results on Bermuda Mystery Roses.
Tests on samples of 'Amazone' (USA), 'Alexander Hill Gray' (USA) and "Soncy" (Bermuda) resulted in similar findings of a partial genetic origin.
Book (2008) Page(s) 79.
It is good that this fine rose ['Alexander Hill Gray'] is making something of a comeback, at least in twmperate areas of Australia and the United States, and also in Bermuda, where it is known as "Soncy".
Book (2006) Page(s) 89.
"Soncy" ['Alexander Hill Gray']. T. Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit [diagram] 3. Found. [Provenance: Manners; Bermuda]. Large lemon-ivory to ivory-white high centered blooms with a delicious Tea scent; stems plum colored, leaves olive green. We offer this because it is one of the Bermuda mystery roses, but believe it identical with 'Alexander Hill Gray'.