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can·dy·tuft

 (kăn′dē-tŭft′)
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.

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

candytuft

(ˈkændɪˌtʌft)
n
(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]

can•dy•tuft

(ˈkæn diˌtʌft)

n.
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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Also known as candytufts, they are Iberis sempervirens - a perennial semievergreen plant.
If you enjoy growing flowers from seed, consider the annual candytufts.
Plant bulbs in clusters of half a dozen or more at the front of a border, in a rock garden, in small containers, or among low-growing plants such as candytufts, Johnny-jump-ups, pansies, and Vinca minor.