American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of plants of the genus Iberis, especially I. umbellata, having tufted flowers, brought from the island of Candia. See Iberis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An annual plant of the genus Iberis, cultivated in gardens. The name was originally given to the Iberis umbellata, first, discovered in the island of Candia (The Italian name for Crete). It is grown as an ornamental plant, having tufted red,violet, purple, or pink flowers.
- n. any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region
- From Candia, the island on which it was discovered, now called [[Heraklion], + tuft (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete Candy (variant of Candia 1) + tuft. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I would agree that oriental poppies might be too aggressive for these delicate beauties, but candytuft is pretty aggressive too.”
“I particularly like the bed with the Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’, candytuft and white daffodils.”
“I also love the candytuft/species tulips combo, and those lovely huge groupings of pansies which I love! make a great impact.”
“I especially like the orange tulips with the white candytuft nearby.”
“Love the tulips, candytuft, ajuga, dianthus, lilacs. . . love it all!”
“The patches of candytuft, iberis, in front and back seem to have a more dense flowering than is usual also.”
“The pink tulips have opened along with the white candytuft and the blue grape hyacinths are still hanging on.”
“I swear they went much faster this spring. the lilac in the backyard is coming into bloom — basically, we saved that plant; 2 years ago, it was completely smothered in blackberry and morning glory — and the candytuft & veronica ? continue to bloom, but everything else is still just getting ready to do something.”
“Mela could not resist plucking a silvery platina lace shawl from a nearby Spanish shawl bush, and Okra nibbled bits and pieces from the pink peppermint candytuft tree.”
“There were bright China-asters, sweet-scented stocks, French marigolds, rose bushes laden with blossoms, little clusters of candytuft, Virginia-stock, mignonette, and many other flowers, contrasting well in colour, and grouped in such good taste.”
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