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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 plantsand oxygenators to floaters, bog plantsand 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
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    Carex acuta

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex acuta - slender-tufted sedge

    Carex acuta - slender-tufted sedge A tall slender tufted sedge that grows in rivers, streams and lakes throughout the British Isles.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Sagittaria sagittifolia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sagittaria sagittifolia - Arrowhead

    Sagittaria sagittifolia - Arrowhead Long arrow-shaped leaves. White flowers with dark purple almost black centres.  The tubers are reported to be edible but we would not advise this. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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  • 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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    Nymphaea Xiafei

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Xiafei Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Xiafei Water Lily Bred in China, and introduced at the beginning of the 21st century, this highly attractive water lily has petite red blooms and green foliage, edged with scarlet. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower...

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    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Snow Princess Water Lily This miniature water lily is similar to Pygmaea alba but is more free flowering. It is well suited to patio pools and small, shallow water features. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually...

    Now: £29.99
  • Round 1L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Round 1L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 1 Litre Planting Baskets 14cm Diameter Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

    From £4.00 £4.00
  • 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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  • Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss SALNAT

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss Pack of 5

    5 x Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss This plant is made up of small hairy green leaves floating on the surface. Salvinia are not hardy and can be burnt by cold wings. It makes a very attractive plant in shallow bowls with a little soil and kept in...

    Now: £11.99
  • Irresistible Iris Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Irresistible Iris Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Irresistible Iris’ Pond Plant Collection  Looking to add a burst of colour to your pond or bog garden? Look no further! Our striking 'Irresistible Iris' collection is here to help. Pond ready – These plants come ready...

    From £26.99 £26.99
  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Nuphar lutea

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle The Nuphar lutea is a vigorous plant that is tolerant of running water and heavy shade. The Brandy bottle has a slightly alcoholic smell.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun to...

    From £14.99 £14.99
  • Nymphaea Albatross

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily As it matures, the rich purple foliage of this elegant variety turns to an attractive green. The luxuriant flowers are brilliant white. This is a graceful, easy-to-grow plant, ideal for any medium to large pond.Pond...

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  • Nymphaea Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily Standing just clear of the surrounding water, the deep lemon blooms of this graceful, free flowering water lily make an impressive sight in the summer pond.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Bunched The long wiry stems bearing strap-like leaves are wavy edged. Almost translucent with a pinkish glow. It's foliage remains submerged making it a good oxygenator. Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate:...

    Now: £10.99
  • Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 2 Litre Planting Baskets 19cm x 19cm Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

    From £5.00 £5.00
  • Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily An outstanding choice for large ponds and lakes, this wonderfully showy white water lily has impressively large, cup-shaped blooms with golden stamens. The foliage is dark green. It makes a good alternative to...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Stachys palustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Stachys palustris - Marsh woundwort

    Stachys palustris - Marsh woundwort This free-flowering plant is covered in bumble bee attracting spikes of bright purple flowers all summer.  Good for medium or large ponds. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Geum rivale - Water avens

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Geum rivale - Water avens

    Geum rivale - Water avens This prolific flowering plant produces delicate nodding bell-shaped pinkie-red flowers continuously from May through to September.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Sep Growth...

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  • Not Hardy
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    water poppy

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hydrocleys nymphoides - Water poppy - Bunched Pack of 5

    5 x Hydrocleys nymphoides - Water poppy Pack of 5 bunches Home Delivery We currently do not ship this product to Scottish Highlands and islands, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Isle of Scilly and Northern Ireland. This item maybe purchased...

    Now: £11.99
  • 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...

  • Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily  Premium Variety Highly sought-after, this relatively new variety can be hard to find. The flower is very dark red, almost black and never fails to impress. The handsome green foliage provides a perfect...

    From £34.99 £34.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris sibirica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris sibirica - Siberian flag

    Iris sibirica - Siberian flag Attractive, free flowering blue with a white and yellow throat. Despite its name, this plant is a native of Europe, not Siberia.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant...

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  • Nymphaea James Brydon

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea James Brydon - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea James Brydon - Red Water Lily The cup-shaped flowers of this enchanting water lily are a rich carmine-red, and look very striking set against the green, maroon-flecked foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    Now: £24.99
  • British Native
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    Phragmites australis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Phragmites australis - Norfolk or common reed

    Phragmites australis - Norfolk or common reed Strong growing grass with broad glossy leaves that turn brown in autumn and purple or violet flowers.  This plant is frequently used in sewage treatment beds and it is still used for thatching. Pond...

    Now: £16.99
  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Alisma plantago aquaticum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Alisma plantago aquaticum - Water plantain

    Alisma plantago aquaticum - Water plantain  When mature this plant sends up many flower stems with multiple delicate white flowers and broad, lanceolate leaves.  It is also said to be a cure for rabies hence it is sometimes called Mad Dog weed...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Veronica beccabunga - Brooklime

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Veronica beccabunga - Brooklime

    Veronica beccabunga - Brooklime Very prolific succulent plant having smooth ovate leaves with clusters of blue flowers. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Sep Growth Rate: Fast Max Height:...

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    oxygen plant contour

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mixed 8 Litre Oxygenating Contour

    Mixed 8 Litre Oxygenating Contour Basket A selection of oxygenating marginal pond plants in a handy 8 litre contour basket Planted and ready to be added directly to the pond This contour includes some of the best oxygenating plants, and only the best...

    Now: £34.99
  • Orontium

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club

    Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club This unusual plant has attractive yellow flower spikes on white stems. It has numerous flowers prior to the leaves growing large ensuring they stand out clearly. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • British Native
    Juncus effusus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Juncus effusus - Soft rush - Smooth rush

    Juncus effusus - Soft rush - Smooth rush Very erect, dark green stems and brown seed heads. Clumps will spread by creeping rhizomes. Can self seed.  It was used to be make into mats and was probably the rush strewn over the floor in many of...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea - Pink Water Lily Wonderfully free-flowering and showy, the large, pale pink blooms of this attractive water lily look stunning against the elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    Now: £24.99

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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