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  • n. Plural form of candytuft.

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  • Such spring-flowering perennials as the white arabis, herbaceous candytufts, aubretias, primulas, and polyanthuses, should now be placed in situations where it is desired for them to flower.

    Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • For still less robustness, good mass-displays can be made with the following: alyssums and candytufts for whites; phloxes for whites and various pinks and reds; lobelias and browallias for blues; pinks for whites and various shades of pink; stocks for whites and reds; wallflowers for brown-yellows; verbenas for many colors.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The storm-nursed little candytufts and alyssums that have come up out-of-doors on their own responsibility, will fight the frost and live it through; but your thin-skinned house seedlings are quite another matter.

    Gardening by Myself

  • November's darkening skies inspire gardeners to set out colorful and full-grown winter-booming cyclamen, chrysanthemums, calendulas, candytufts, cinerarias, dianthus, English and fairy primroses, Iceland poppies and pansies.

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