Camellia House is one of the thirteen houses of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers.

There is no canon other than perfection. Adepts may vary in coloring, but they must be flawless. They believe that when Naamah slept with the King of Persis, her perfection unveiled left him blind for a fortnight.[2]

General Information Edit

In Kushiel's Dart, after Phèdre nó Delaunay and Alcuin nó Delaunay have been dedicated as Servants of Naamah, Anafiel Delaunay arranges a Showing for them at Camellia House. Phèdre observes that they are even stricter about etiquette than Cereus House is. Once the Showing beings, she comments that both adepts fit their house's canon of perfection.

When speculating with Imriel nó Montrève de la Courcel about what house Sidonie de la Courcel chose for her first assignation, Mavros Shahrizai mentions that she might not have chosen Camellia because her half Cruithne heritage makes her less than perfect in their eyes.

Characters Associated with Camellia House Edit

Edmonde Noualt
Dowayne when Phèdre and Alcuin come for their Showing.


  1., Camellia Marque by elegaer
  2. Kushiel's Dart, "Chapter 2" — at Camellia, that her perfection unveiled left him blind for a fortnight, which led him to betray her out of uncomprehending fear.
Court of Night-Blooming Flowers
Alyssum Balm Bryony Camellia Cereus Dahlia Eglantine
Gentian Heliotrope Jasmine Mandrake Orchis Valerian