- a plant of the genus Iberis, of the mustard family, especially I. umbellata, an ornamental plant with tufted pink, violet, purple, or red flowers, originally from the island of Crete.
Origin of candytuft
Examples from the Web for candytuft
Historical Examples of candytuft
One of our best flowering plants for edging purposes is Candytuft.Amateur Gardencraft
Eben E. Rexford
I would have forsworn to any extent, when I saw you among the candytuft.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
(alluding to Monica, for whose hand Candytuft was about to ask).John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1
William Powell Frith
Ageratum, candytuft and dwarf nasturtiums are good for the purpose.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.
Ellen Eddy Shaw
The alyssum and candytuft came out, and the house was sweet with tuberoses.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- either of two species of Iberis grown as annual garden plants for their umbels ("tufts") of white, red, or purplish flowersSee iberis