Introduced by S. Percy-Lancaster, Alipore Cannas, Calcutta, India. In the collection of the Royal Agri-Horticultural Society , Alipore, Calcutta, India. Dr. Khoshoo & Dr. I. Guha: Evolution of Cultivated Canna, 1966.
Named by the breeder for his father, Mr Percy Lancaster who founded the Alipore Canna Collection in the early 1890's.