Any of a genus (Iberis) of garden plants of the crucifer family, with clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Candytuft
Origin of Candytuft
From ItalianCandia (“the name used by the Venetian occupiers of the city of Iraklion”) + tuft
Obsolete Candy (variant of Candia) tuft
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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.
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.
Annual Candytuft (Iberis Umbellata) - This and its ally (I. coronaria) are the hardy annual Candytufts.
The Rocket Candytuft (I. coronaria) in good soil grows 12 to 16 inches high, with pure white flowers in long dense heads, and there is a dwarf variety of it (pumila), 4 to 6 inches high, forming spreading tufts 1 foot or more across.