Mr Johnny K. Johnson of Kentucky, USA introduced four new varieties in 2003, the last ones he introduced before retiring from hybridising Cannas after suffering a heart condition. Amongst those introduced was Canna 'Borneo'.
Mr Johnson described it as having "Flowers that are fuchsia with rose spots. Foliage is medium dark with bold stripes which rival canna 'Red Stripe'. Very bold flower and foliage. Excellent! It is fertile both ways and 4' (130cm) tall."