Trial plantings of two Calendula varieties in Benguet show veryy promising results. The varieties Calypso Yellow and Calypso Orange are very floriferous in initial plantings at the research station of Allied inside the Benguet State University campus in La Trinidad.
The flowers are edible, according to Weng Bienes, a senior staff of the company. But the varieties can also be excellent for potted flowering plant production as well as for landscaping. The varieties are just over a foot tall so that they don’t easily topple down when hit by strong wind.
Aside from Calendula, Allied has introduced a new Zinnia variety called Profusion that is less than a foot tall with big flowers. It is also good for potted plant production as well as bedding plant in landscaping.