How to Find the Perfect Plants For You

With over 800 plants in stock at some weeks of the year, the choice on the website can be overwhelming.
It's hard to know where to start!

The first port of call should be our blog posts:

You'll find all our helpful blog posts under ASK US on the top menu bar; and a selection under Related Posts on associated product pages.

When you've checked off the list, you can really get into the fun of choosing plants - knowing that the plants you choose, will love the conditions and care that you can give them!


Find The Right Category

1. If you know what type of plant you want

Maybe you are looking for a particular kind of plant - like grevillea, or jasmine, or peace lily.

Maybe you're looking for a plant to do a specific job, such as hedging, or groundcover.

Look under SHOP ALL PLANTS in the main menu.

You'll see big categories - Native Plants, Flowering Plants, Indoor Plants etc - and inside them, smaller categories like grevillea and jasmine and peace lily.
If you don't see the subcategories, click the little arrows beside the names.


2. If you know what conditions your garden has

Maybe you are looking for plants which can thrive in certain climate and soil conditions, like clay soil, or full sun, or frost.

Look under PLANTS FOR PLACES in the main menu.

You'll see big categories - Clay Soils, Plants For Sun, Frost Tolerant.

If you're new to gardening, this is a great place to start, as you'll get plants that grow well in the conditions you have in your own garden.

You'll also see some location categories :
  • Coastal Gardens experience wind, salt spray, sandy soil;
  • Outback Gardens get very hot and often very cold, with little rainfall;
  • Tropical Gardens are warm and humid all year.


Filter To Find Your Perfect Plants

Down the left side of the computer screen, or under the Filters button at the top of the mobile screen, you'll find a series of options.

You can use these filters from the ALL TUBESTOCK PLANTS category and any of the smaller subcategories too.


1. Start with the most important plant attribute to you

For instance it must be native, or scented; or have purple flowers.
Click your choice, and you'll see the selection reduce to match.


2. If there is still too much choice

Click another attribute - such as it must handle frost, or grow to two metres tall.

As you choose the options one by one, you'll see a selection of plants appear - until you have only the ones that are absolutely perfect for what you need.

Here's some combinations we chose, and the plants that appeared as a result :