Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dark Secret'
Shao, Taichong, 1992, The Observations from the Camellia World, p.10. Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Dark Secret.
» English Description
Thompson, 1953, American Camellia Yearbook, p.79: (Seedling of Rainy Sun) The male parent is probably Kuro-tsubaki as its foliage is similar and new leaves are a mahogany colour. The flower is a 10 cm semi-double of dark red, almost maroon. The petals are fringed and the stamens golden. Vigorous, compact growth. Originated by Harvey Short, Ramona, California, USA.