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Huacatay

Tagetes minuta

Also known as

Mexican Marigold, Peruvian Black Mint, Aztec Marigold, Muster John Henry, Dwarf Marigold, Khakibush, Southern Marigold, Stinking-Roger, Wild Marigold, Minute Marigold, Mbanje

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Huacatay Overview

Tagetes minuta, a plant that isn't the most attractive and definitely not one someone would choose as a show stopper. It is an annual herb that has long erect stems and small clusters of dull yellow flowers, which have a sharp and unpleasant smell.

Special features of Huacatay

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pioneer

Other uses of Huacatay

Other uses

Edible

Medicinal

Essential Oils

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