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Pond Plants

Why pond plants?

Pond plants are a stunning addition to any water garden or water feature - not only do they enhance the natural beauty of your pond, but they also play an essential role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and environment  for your pond and its inhabitants. 

Pond plant types

From marginal plants and oxygenators to floaters, bog plants and stunning water lilies, our pond plant collections have been carefully selected and can be combined to suit different pool sizes and types.



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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - 5 Loose Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - 5 Loose Bunches

    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort Oxygenator Pond Plants - 5 x Loose Bunches Dark green with rigid, branching stems densely clothed with foliage Loose/Free-floating  Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 30 - 150cm Max Height:...

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  • Back In Stock
    Algae Cleaners
    Ramshorn snails - Planorbis corneus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ramshorn snails - Planorbis corneus Pack of 5

    5 x Ramshorn snails - Planorbis corneus  Ramshorn snails eat algae from the sides of the pond. 5 snails per m² can be a useful guide. Ramshorn snails will live happily in your pond and eat dead plants and algae, this in turn helps to keep...

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  • Best Seller
    Oxygenating Plants
    Oxygenating Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Oxygenating Pond Plant Collection

    Oxygenating Plant Collection  Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Considered one of the most important group of plants in a pond. An oxygenator is the term applied to a wide variety of  plants...

    From £29.99 £29.99
  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    Ranunculus aquatilis Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ranunculus aquatilis Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Ranunculus Aquatilis - Water crowsfoot - bunched An excellent oxygenator, it has three leaf forms, two above the surface and one below. It can grow in fast flowing or still water. It can often be seen in fast flowing rivers around the UK, a...

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  • Bulk Buy Savings
    aquatic pond soil

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Aquatic Compost / Soil 20 Litres

    Aquatic Compost 20 Litres  Specialist compost for pond marginals and moisture loving plants promotes root growth, leading to strong top growth later in the season.  This soil is completely safe for wildlife in and around the pond...

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  • Flowering Most Of The Year
    Aponogeton distachyos

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn

    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn Oval-shaped leaves with sweetly scented snow-white waxy flowers with brown spots. The water hawthorn flowers most of the year.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar to Jul...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Myosotis scorpioides - Water forget me not

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myosotis scorpioides - Water forget me not

    Myosotis scorpioides - Water forget me not This delicate little native plant has numerous clusters of long flowering, small blue flowers which attract abundant pollinators throughout the summer. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • British Native
    sold out
    Hydrocharis morsus ranae

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hydrocharis morsus ranae - Frogbit Pack of 5

    5 x Hydrocharis morsus ranae - Frogbit Floating Aquatic Ponds Plants Small, with lily-like leaves and three petaled white flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: Floating Height: 0- 2cm Native to British...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Hottonia palustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hottonia palustris - Water Violet - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Hottonia palustris - Water Violet Bunched Aquatic Ponds Plants Charming native, bearing handsome, pinnately-divided foliage & whorls of lilac flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 5 - 80cm Max Height: 15 -...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Bunched

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss Aquatic Pond Plants Greyish-green in colour with very long branched stems Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium/Slow Depth: 30 - 100cm Max Height: 10cm to surface Native to British Isles:...

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  • British Native
    Equisetum hyemale - Dutch rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Equisetum hyemale - Dutch rush

    Equisetum hyemale - Dutch rush This stunning, evergreen plant adds interest to the garden throughout the year. Extremely hardy even 500 miles inside the Artic circle.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold, Kingcup

    Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold, Kingcup a UK native pond plant that once established, produces a mass of bright yellow flowers very early in the spring, almost a ball of yellow.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort -  Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort One of few submerged plants active in autumn and winter. Goldfish are partial to the young succulent leaves & many insects shelter in their tangled masses. In fast flowing water the leaves are held below the...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris pseudacorus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris pseudacorus - Yellow Flag

    Iris pseudacorus - Yellow Flag The only UK native aquatic iris, it will grow extremely well in boggy soil. and can achieve quite a remarkable height. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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  • Algae Cleaners
    Trapdoor snails - Viviparus viviparus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Trapdoor snails - Viviparus viviparus Pack of 5

    5 x Trapdoor snails - Viviparus viviparus  Trapdoor snails eat algae on the bottom of the pond. 5 snails per m² can be a useful guide. Trapdoor snails have gills & should be treated as fish. Home Delivery We currently do not ship this...

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  • All British Native
    29 Varieties
    Great British Native Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Great British Native Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    Great British Native Marginal Plant Collection Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Show your love for Britain’s unique native flora with our selection of the best native marginal plants available. Native...

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  • Nymphaea Darwin - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) Water Lily This free flowering lily bares beautiful, large, soft pink double flowers which can sometimes be seen at late as October or early November. Good for medium to large ponds.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • British Native
    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily Britain’s only native water lily has handsome green foliage and white, but not prolific, flowers. Best grown about 1 metre deep, but it can grow in up to 3 metres of water if allowed to adjust very gradually, since...

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  • British Native
    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush

    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush Pretty pink flowers in umbels rise above the triangular leaves which turn from red to dark green as they mature.  The roots used to be crushed and used as food in northern Asia.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • Nymphaea Attraction Lilies

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily The large, deep rose-red blooms of this very popular, free-flowering lily are flecked with white. The blooms are sometimes whitish pink until the plant is well established.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort Trailing elongated stems and leaves float on the surface while the bottle brush like, pink flowers rise above the water.  Fast growing in bog gardens and can also grow in quite deep water (80cm). Pond ready...

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  • Not Hardy
    sold out
    Pistia stratiotes

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    5 x Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant The lettuce shaped leaves are soft and hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover to young fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best...

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  • Oxygenator
    British Native
    Eleocharis acicularis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Eleocharis acicularis - Needle spike - Rush

    Eleocharis acicularis - Needle spike - Rush  Slender little tufted plant with needle-like stems, each terminating in a brown spikelet Flowers: Aug- Sept Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 15 - 60cm Max Height: 15 - 40cm Native to British Isles:...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Cardamine pratensis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cardamine pratensis - Cuckoo flower or Lady's smock

    Cardamine pratensis - Cuckoo flower or Lady's smock Mounds of pale green ferny foliage with pale lilac blooms. It is one of the food plants of the Orange Tip butterfly.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: April -...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    Hippuris vulgaris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hippuris vulgaris - Mare's tail

    Hippuris vulgaris - Mare's tail - Oxygenator Plants  Low growing vertical bottle brush type stems Flowers: June - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 2 - 15cm Max Height: 25 - 30cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect For Pollinators:...

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  • Wildlife Welcoming
    encourages wild life to the pond

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Wildlife

    Marginal Plant Collection for Wildlife   Some marginal plants are particularly good for attracting wildlife, not only helping hide small critters underwater, or allowing insects to emerge when they turn from larval stages to adults, but also...

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  • Oxygenator
    Scirpus cernuus - Fibre optic plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scirpus cernuus - Fibre optic plant

    Scirpus cernuus  - Fibre optic plant Attractive evergreen has an apt common name. The glassy threadlike leaves have minute white spikes on the tips of each leaf. Trim in early spring Flowers: July - September Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 0- 10cm...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Mentha aquatica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint A strong mint scented herb, covered with pinkish lilac flower heads.  It used to be grown for it's essential oils. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate:...

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  • Nymphaea Charles de Meurville

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily This highly attractive and prolific water lily is prized for its luxurious, wine-coloured blooms, carried above handsome foliage. As with all hardy lilies the flowers close as the sun sets. Good for...

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  • sold out
    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily Prolific tiny star-shaped soft flowers. Green foliage has maroon blotches & streaks In Aquatic basket  Flowers: June to September Size: Dwarf Spread: 30cm - 50cm Depth: 15cm -...

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A Guide to Pond Plants

Aquatic pond plants really bring a pond to life - not only do they greatly enhance the natural beauty of your pond, but they also play an essential role in maintaining the health of its water and inhabitants.

Step By Step Guide To Planting Pond Plants

Follow our step by step guide to successfully planting or replanting pond plants. Before we start, we will answer a few frequently asked questions.

Choosing pond plants

All our water plants are clearly labelled to show the height they attain, their spread and the depth of water they prefer, meaning you can confidently choose the right plants to bring your water garden or feature to life. 

Where to buy pond plants?

At World of Water we stock an extensive range of pond plants both online and near me at one of our uk stores to help you to create the pond or feature. Buying from World of Water will guarantee the highest quality pond plants, direct from our UK growers. Mature pond plant specimens can also be seen in our show gardens at most of our UK stores.

Planting guide

Read our step by step guide to planting ponds with useful tips on what plants require for the best results, easy plants guide or for expert advice from one of our team and to see pond plants for sale "near me"  

How many pond plants and where to plant?

Pond plants can establish very quickly, however you need to plant enough to create a balanced ecosystem, especially if you're adding any fish as they play as massive part in maintaining the ponds health. Take a look at our useful guide on how many and pond planting positioning

Rough Guide to the numbers of pond plants recommended to establish a new water garden
Pond Surface Area 2m2  4m2  6m2  8m2 10m2  12m2
Water Lilies 1 2 3 3 4 5
Deep Marginal 1 2 2 5 6 8
Marginal Plants 8 14 18 24 30 36
Oxygenating Bunches 15 30 45 60 75 90
Floating Plants 2 3 4 6 8 12

Pond Plants Groups

To make selection easy we have split the pond plants we sell into easy to follow groups, generally based around the depth they can be planted or their purpose such oxygenating or for easy selection we have group native plants, or pond plant collections for a one stop plant selection for you pond as listed

Pond Plant Collections  |  Water Lilies  |  Deep Water Plants  |  Bog or Marsh Plants  |  Marginal Plants  |  Oxygenating Plants  |  Floating Plants  |  Native Pond Plants  | Pond Molluscs (Pond Snails & Mussels)

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