Iberis ‘Sweetie Pie’

Swaths of lilac flowers

Common Name Sweetie Pie candy tuft
Botanical Name Iberis 'Sweetie Pie' PPAF
Size 6" tall by 12-18" wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-10
Sun / Shade Full sun to part shade
Soil Average to poor garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained and drought tolerant once established
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Borders, Containers, Ground Cover, Mass Planting, Urban Spaces
Market appeal / Uniqueness You've been promised a purple iberis before. This new selection delivers! Lavender petals unfurl from deep purple buds to cover the plant in lavender snow.
Propagation Methods Vegetative cuttings, tissue culture
Bloom Time Spring

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Iberis Sweetie Pie comes to us from our friends at PMA (Plants Management Australia) and their wonderful breeding partners. Sweetie Pie is the best lavender flowered candy tuft to date, beating other lavender flowered varieties in side by side trials with it’s fantastic habit and flower power. It is beautiful planted along walkways and on the edge of flower beds and borders, and just as happy in a decorative pot on the porch, deck or patio. You will be treated to lavender, snowflake like flowers in early spring, year after year, for this is a perennial selection.

If snow came in shades of lavender and lilac, describing this new candy tuft would be easy. Imagine lavender colored snowballs edging your flower beds or enhancing your spring and early summer containers.  The flowers of Sweetie Pie begin lavender and age to a lighter shade of lavender during the summer months. The plants form perfect mounds and make the best plants for pots. One of the few lavender flowered, spring blooming perennials, this plant is a treat for any garden space, for it will delight you with it’s cute, mounding habit, deep forest green leaves and dainty purple flowers that do not fade in the heat.