Hybrid Gallica (Peter Beales, United Kingdom, 1982).
A "new" old rose, Peter Beales' James Mason is a handsome and sophisticated rose befitting it's namesake. James Mason, was a well known British actor in the 20th century and an avid rosarian. The rose sports a deep scarlet red color and strong fragrance. The plant itself is a little larger than traditional gallicas, growing 5 to 6 feet tall.