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 'Porcelain Petals'.
Mr Johnson stated that, "Flowers are cream to yellow with a pink to rose center. When fall arrives, the flowers even turn totally pink. Foliage is green. Very compact plant. Very pretty. Fertile both ways. 3' tall."
I have described it as a small Premier Group cultivar; green foliage, broadly oblong shaped, white margin, upright habit; round stems, coloured green; spikes of flowers are open, cream with a pale pink blush, throat pale pink, staminodes are large, edges irregular, petals purple, fully self-cleaning; fertile both ways, not self-pollinating or true to type, capsules round; rhizomes are thick, up to 3 cm in diameter, coloured white; tillering is average.
Proving to be a force as both a seed parent and pod parent, producing many interesting new seedlings.
Entered in the 2008 International Canna Trials.