Origin of candytuftfrom Candia + tuft
any of a genus (Iberis) of garden plants of the crucifer family, with clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers
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.
Origin of candytuftObsolete Candy (variant of Candia 1) tuft
- 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.
- Annual Candytuft (Iberis Umbellata) - This and its ally (I. coronaria) are the hardy annual Candytufts.
- Noccaea - Pretty rock plants, with evergreen foliage and flowers like a little Candytuft.
- 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.