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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
    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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  • 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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  • Algae Eating
    Snails
    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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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock' Stunning, giant, deep purple, near-black blooms adorn this beautiful Iris.  As with all louisiana iris it is ideal for the pond as it loves plenty of moisture.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten...

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  • Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize'

    Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize' Very free flowering, bright yellow flowers with reddish blotches throughout the summer makes this a popular plant for the bog or water garden. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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  • Oxygenating Collection
    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...

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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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  • 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
    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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  • All British Native
    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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  • Algae Cleaners
    sold out
    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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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    sold out
    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia

    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia Best planted near the water edge to reflect the glorious colour of the brilliant red flowers against the green foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Aug - Sep Growth...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    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
    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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  • 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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  • Red Flowers
    Ravishing Red Pond Plants

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ravishing Reds Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Ravishing Red’ Marginal Plant Collection The colour of love. It's sure to bring you happiness as you relax by your pond! Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets As a bonus, most red plants are...

  • Pink Flowers
    'Pretty in Pink' Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pretty in Pink Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Pretty in Pink’ Marginal Plant Collection Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets You’ll be tickled pink with our selection of the most beautiful Pink marginal plants available. These plants...

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  • Yellow Flowers
    The Mellow Yellow Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    The Mellow Yellow Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Mellow Yellow’ Marginal Plant Collection Yellow, the colour of sunshine. It's sure to bring you happiness as you relax by your pond! Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets If you love the cheerful...

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  • Purple Flowers
    Passionate about purple pond plants

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Passionate About Purple Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Passionate About Purple’ Marginal Plant Collection mysterious, spiritual, and imaginative. It's sure to bring you happiness as you relax by your pond! Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets As a...

  • 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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  • sold out
    Nymphaea Colonel A J

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily

      Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily Canary-yellow flowers stand above the water. The foliage is very prolific, though the plant is not particularly free-flowering.  Over time, it can grow into water up to 3 metres. It is classed as...

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  • Nymphaea Almost Black

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily Floating gracefully on the surface of the pond in summer, the flowers of this outstanding water lily are an intense, plum colour. The emerging foliage has a striking bronze flush, turning green as it matures. This...

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  • Nymphaea Gonnere

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily This water lily has pure white, double flowers with attractive golden centres. A good variety for medium to large ponds and lakes.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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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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  • Scented Plant
    Houttuynia cordata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Houttuynia cordata `Chameleon' - Harlequin plant

    Houttuynia cordata `Chameleon' - Harlequin plant This very popular, brightly coloured plant has red, yellow and green scented leaves. The dense yellow flower spikes have 4 white bracts at the base, making them look like single white flowers.Pond ready...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Ranunculus flammula

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ranunculus flammula - Lesser spearwort

    Ranunculus flammula - Lesser spearwort Lanceolate leaves with branching stems hold a large numbers of little yellow buttercup-type flowers.  Ranunculus means 'little frog'. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Scented Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scented Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    A Selection Of Our Most Fragrant Marginal Pond Plants Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Three plants will be selected from the following varieties. Anemopsis californicum - Known as “Apache...

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  • Flowering
    Bog Plants
    flowering marsh plants

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Flowering Bog Pond Plant Collection

    Flowering Bog Plant Collection Bog plants are ideal for planting areas where the soil remains wet but not submerged for example in the shallow areas of a wildlife pond. It is worth remembering most marginal plants will happily grow in these...

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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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