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A European plant with small heads of white, pink, or purple flowers, often cultivated as a garden plant.
- ‘Artemisia ‘Silver Mound,’ hardy geraniums, creeping phlox, coralbells, candytuft and most veronicas work well.’
- ‘Fast-growing annuals such as nasturtium, candytuft and pot marigold can still be sown.’
- ‘Evergreen candytuft and Liriope remain green, while wintergreen and Epimedium turn bronze or purple-red.’
- ‘If perennials like agapanthus, candytuft, coreopsis, daylilies, and penstemon are overgrown or not flowering well, it's time to dig and divide them.’
- ‘I use perennial alpine pinks, biennial sweet William and self-sowing annual candytuft to edge beds of Jupiter's-beard and June-blooming yarrows such as pale yellow ‘Taygetea’ and ‘Moonshine’.’
- ‘Clip back aubretias, arabis and perennial candytufts when they have finished flowering.’
- ‘Plant several poppies as your tall center flowers, then add colorful snapdragons or blue salvia, candytuft, pansies, and sweet alyssum or Dusty Miller to fill out your container.’
- ‘Primula foliage is still as crisp as lettuce, the creeping phlox looks as good as new, and so does the evergreen candytuft.’
- ‘Set out transplants of campanula, candytuft, catmint, coreopsis, delphinium, dianthus, foxglove, penstemon, phlox, salvia, and yarrow.’
Early 17th century: from Candy (obsolete form of Candia, former name of Crete) + tuft.
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