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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.

[Obsolete Candy (variant of Candia1) + tuft.]


(Plants) either of two species of Iberis grown as annual garden plants for their umbels ("tufts") of white, red, or purplish flowers. See iberis
[C17: from Candy, obsolete variant of Candia (Crete) + tuft]


(ˈkæn diˌtʌft)

any of various small plants of the genus Iberis, of the mustard family, with tufted white, pink, or lavender flowers.
[1570–80; Candy (variant of Candia) + tuft]
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Noun1.candytuft - any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowerscandytuft - 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
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Iberis, Iberis - Old World herbs and subshrubs: candytuft
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But corncockle, godetia, gypsophila, candytuft, bottle diagonally from top away from the handle, to create handy compost scoop.
The present study explores the potential radio-protective and anti-apoptotic effects of STW 5 (Iberogast[R], Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany) an herbal multi-component preparation, containing standardized extracts of bitter candytuft (Iberis amara), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), chamomile (Matricaria recutita), caraway fruit (Carum carvi), peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita), angelica root (Angelica archangelica), milk thistle (Silybum marianum), celandine herb (Chelidonium majus), and liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (Wegener and Wagner 2006).
He pointed to the herbs, already in place and growing nicely, and the rose bushes, and the candytuft.
nOffer C: Beds and Borders - clarkia choice double, alyssum carpet of snow, aster colour carpet, dahlia coltness hybrids, eschscholzia single mixed and candytuft fairy mixed.
Herbaceous perennials such as: Ameria, Seathrift (Armeriac maritima) Astilbe (Astilbe x aredsli) Basket of Gold (can also be used as a ground cover) Aurinia saxatillis Campanula (Campanula tomentosum) Snow in Summer (Cerastlum tomentosum) Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) Cottage (and other) Pinks (Dianthus species) Coral Bell (Heucheria sanguinia) Candytuft (Iberis empervirens) evergreen Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) evergreen Moss Pink (Phlox subulata) 3.
We are still short, you see, of calendula, camellia, campanula, and candytuft.
Sow hardy annuals like calen-dula, godetia, larkspur and candytuft outside where you would like them to flower.
M LITTLE WESTHOUGHTON, BOLTON HI, This is Iberis sempervirens, otherwise known as perennial candytuft.
They were randomized to one of three treatments--placebo, bitter candytuft, or a five-herb formula of chamomile flower, peppermint leaf, caraway fruit, licorice root, and lemon balm leaves.
SET B: The Patio Collection contains one packet each of the following: Alyssum, Aster, Candytuft, Dwarf Morning Glory, Indian Pink, Livingstone Daisy, Lobelia, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox, Pot Marigold and Schizanthus.
To keep basket-of-gold, candytuft, common aubretia, moss pink, rockcress, and other low-growing, spring-blooming perennials full and compact, remove spent blooms and an inch or two of growth.
Try poppies, corn flowers, calendula, larkspur and candytuft.