Any of several plants of the genus Iberis in the mustard family, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for their showy clusters of white, pink, crimson, or purple flowers.
Any of a genus (Iberis) of garden plants of the crucifer family, with clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From ItalianCandia (“the name used by the Venetian occupiers of the city of Iraklion”) + tuft
Candytuft Sentence Examples
Amongst shrubby plants suitable for edgings are the evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), Euonymus radicans variegata, ivy, and Euonymus microphyllus - a charming little evergreen with small serrated leaves.
Iberis umbellata (Candytuft): hardy, t ft., white, rose, purple, crimson.
The Candytuft, of which several dwarf spreading subshrubby species are amongst the best of rock plants, clothing the surface with tufts of green shoots, and flowering in masses during May and June.
Sow seeds of sweet alyssum, candytuft, daisies, mignonette, pansies, &c. Visit the roadsides and woods for interesting plants to put in the hardy borders.