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Huacatay

Tagetes minuta

Also known as

Khaki Bush, African Marigold, Khaki Weed, Khakibos, Kakiebos, Langkakiebos, Stinkbos, Stinkkhakibos, Transvaalse Kakiebos (Afr.), Mbanje (Isindebele), Peruvian Black Mint

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°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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Tagetes minor, habit
Tagetes minor, inflorescence
Tagetes minor, capitula

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. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

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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