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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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  • over 25 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large pond (including yellow lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large Pond (including yellow lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Large pond collection with a Yellow Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

    Now: £159.99
    £159.99
  • over 25 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large pond (including red lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large Pond (including red lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Large pond collection with a Red Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

    Now: £159.99
    £159.99
  • over 12 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a small pond (including yellow lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a small pond (including yellow lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Small pond collection with a Yellow Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

  • over 12 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a small pond (including red lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a small pond (including red lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Small pond collection with a Red Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

  • over 30 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Jumbo pond (including white lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Jumbo Pond (including white lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Jumbo pond collection with a White Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

    Now: £259.99
    £259.99
  • over 16 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Medium pond (including white lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Medium Pond (including White Water lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Medium pond collection with a White Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

    Now: £129.99
    £129.99
  • over 25 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large pond (including white lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Large Pond (including white lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Large pond collection with a White Lily Our Blooming Marvellous pond collections give a wonderful start to a new pond, or are great to refresh your existing pond. The collection is picked from whatever is looking at its best in the...

    Now: £159.99
    £159.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not MYOSSN

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not

    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not As Myosotis scorpioides but with white flowers. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 30cm Recommended...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Mentha puleguim - Pennyroyal Pudding grass

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal Pudding grass

    Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal Pudding grass A creeping variety with small leaves and, as member of the Mentha family, it has a minty smell. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate: Medium Max...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • Iris Louisiana - Mixed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris Louisiana - Mixed

    Iris Louisiana - Mixed A mix of louisiana Iris. Various colours. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Most iris prefer acidic soils. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate:...

    From £23.99 £23.99
  • Miniature Pond Plant collection with a deep water aquatic plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Miniature Pond Plant collection with a deep water aquatic plant

    Miniature pond collection with a deep water aquatic plant A selection of a 1 Litre deep water aquatic plant depending on what looks best at the time, with an assortment of 5 further 1 Litre marginal plants. This collection is ideal for a miniature pond...

    Now: £59.99
    £59.99
  • 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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  • sold out
    Nymphaea Arc-En-Ciel

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Arc-En-Ciel - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Arc-En-Ciel - White Water Lily Pretty white, pink blushed starlike shaped flowers. Larger blooms have a pronounced sweet smell. Not as prolifically flowering as other lilies but the unique variegated foliage with red-brown marbled or with...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • 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. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    From £28.99 £28.99
  • Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily Beautiful, fragrant, bright red flower with lighter edges. Prolific & long bloomer. Foliage dark green, almost round leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • 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...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • sold out
    Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily The very unusual and attractive flower is often considered to be Marliac's ultimate hybrid. The flowers can have upward of 100 petals and are large as are the leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • RHS Gold Merit
    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern

    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern Matteuccia struthiopteris - Very graceful with pale green drooping fronds giving the effect of a giant shuttlecockPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: None Growth...

    Now: £19.99
    £19.99
  • British Native
    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed

    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed A very quick growing native, it is popular with landscapers for native planting schemes to provide cover for wildfowl. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth...

    From £19.99 £19.99
  • Sisyrinchium californicum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sisyrinchium californicum - Yellow eyed grass

    Sisyrinchium californicum - Yellow eyed grass Miniature Iris-type foliage with masses of star-shaped yellow flowers.  Prefers moist to damp soil. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • British Native
    RHS Gold Merit
    Fritillaria meleagris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Fritillaria meleagris - Snake's head fritillary

    Fritillaria meleagris - Snake's head fritillary This attractive spring bulb has attractive checker board drooping purple or white flowers. Easily grown provided the soil does not become too dry. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • RHS Gold Merit
    Athyrium otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern

    Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Bright green fronds supported on dark red tinted stems. Athyriums are known as lady ferns due to their graceful appearance. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    £19.99
  • Athyrium niponicum Metallicum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Athyrium niponicum Metallicum - Japanese painted fern

    Athyrium niponicum Metallicum -  Japanese painted fern Athyrium niponicum Metallicum is very popular due to its attractive blue, green, maroon and silver foliage that changes as the season progresses. The Japanese painted fern grows best in a damp,...

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    £19.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Astilbe white - False goats beard

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Astilbe white - False goats beard

    Astilbe white - False goats beard Arching plumes of fluffy white flowers. Grows better in shaded areas and must be kept moist. Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 80cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm (moisture lover)  Native...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Astilbe red - False goats beard

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Astilbe red - False goats beard

    Astilbe red - False goats beard Dark green foliage, bright red plumed flowers. Grows better in shaded areas and must be kept moist. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Astilbe pink - False goats beard

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Astilbe pink - False goats beard

    Astilbe pink - False goats beard Soft arching 'fluffy' pink flower plumes. Grows better in shaded areas and must be kept moist. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • Typha gracilis - Medium bulrush - Medium reedmace

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Typha gracilis - Medium bulrush - Medium reedmace

    Typha gracilis - Medium bulrush - Medium reedmace A smaller typha this is excellent for medium and large ponds. It has milk chocolate coloured seed heads. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth...

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  • British Native
    Typha angustifolia - Lesser bulrush - reedmace - narrowleaf cattail

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Typha angustifolia - Lesser bulrush - reedmace - narrowleaf cattail

    Typha angustifolia - Lesser bulrush - reedmace - narrowleaf cattail Smaller than Typha latifolia but still a large typha with dark chocolate coloured seed heads.  It is reported that the roots have been used in Asia to combat dysentery.  The...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Lysimachia nummularia aurea - Golden creeping jenny

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lysimachia nummularia aurea - Golden creeping jenny

    Lysimachia nummularia aurea - Golden creeping jenny As Lysimachia nummularia but with a golden rather than rich green leaf colour. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

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  • British Native
    RHS Gold Merit
    Dryopteris filix-mas

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dryopteris filix-mas - Male fern

    Dryopteris filix-mas - Male fern Dryopteris filix-mas - Hardy species of the northern Hemisphere which has feathered & crested deep green foliage. As with most ferns it prefers moist soil but avoid water logged areas.Pond ready –...

    Now: £19.99
    £19.99

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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