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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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  • Houttuynia cordata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo'

    Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo' The colourful, scented leaves turn bright red in Autumn. The leaves have an interestingly crinkled effect, unlike the other Houttuynia, this variety is a slightly darker in colour than Chameleon.Pond ready – This plant...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris versicolor

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris versicolor Kermesina

    Iris versicolor Kermesina Handsome grey-green foliage sets off rich claret-purple flowers highlighted with white veining.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • 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...

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  • Anemopsis californicum - Apache beads

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Anemopsis californicum - Apache beads

    Anemopsis californicum - Apache beads Known as “Apache beads”, it has beautiful white scented flowers and broad, dark green leaves.  Used to be sold in Mexico's markets to ward off malaria and other diseases.  The flowers and...

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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:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • Nymphaea Rose Arey

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Rose Arey - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Rose Arey  - Pink Water Lily The large, rose-pink, stellate flowers of this charming water lily have slightly incurved petals. It is valued for its free-flowering habit and elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • British Native
    Scirpus lacustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scirpus lacustris - Clubrush

    Scirpus lacustris - Clubrush A dark green rush with clusters of chocolate brown flowers near top of stems. Popular with landscapers for native planting schemes to provide cover for wildfowl.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

    From £19.99 £19.99
  • Square 2.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 2.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 2.5 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 20 x 20 x 9cm (L x W x D) 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...

    From £7.00 £7.00
  • Acorus Gramineus Variegatus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Acorus Gramineus Variegatus - Variegated Slender Sweet Flag

    Acorus Gramineus Variegatus - Variegated Slender Sweet Flag This is as Acorus gramineus Ogon but the leaves are green and white variegated.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Slow Max...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage

    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage As Lysichiton americanus but with white flowers and slightly shorter growing. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Apr - May Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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  • Glyceria maxima variegata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Glyceria maxima variegata - Variegated sweet grass

    Glyceria maxima variegata - Variegated sweet grass A relatively vigorous plant but with attractive pinkie-red striped grass foliage in Spring maturing to yellow & white later in the year. It is graced with purplish-green flowering panicles in late...

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  • 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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  • Saururus cernuus - Lizards tail

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Saururus cernuus - Lizards tail

    Saururus cernuus - Lizards tail Green lance-shaped leaves with slender nodding solitary spikes of tiny white fragrant flowers.  The common name Lizard's tail depicts the shape of its drooping flower. Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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

    UK Grown Pond Plants

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

    Blooming Marvellous Small 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...

  • Mazus reptans - Chinese marshflower

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mazus reptans - Chinese marshflower

    Mazus reptans - Chinese marshflower A native of the Himalayas, it is a low creeping marginal that forms dense mats of blue flowers that flower prolifically throughout the summer.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Cyperus longus - Sweet galingale

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cyperus longus - Sweet galingale

    Cyperus longus - Sweet galingale Dark green grass-like pendulous foliage with brown flowers.  This plant makes good cover for wildlife in large ponds or lakes.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Aug -...

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  • 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...

    Now: £99.99
    £99.99
  • 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...

    Now: £99.99
    £99.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia

    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia A handsome species with narrow, red-tinged dark green leaves and tubular, deep violet-purple flowers. Harmful if eaten Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean

    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean A rambling plant with trifoliate olive-green foliage that creeps over the surface of the water.  The attractive white flowers are tipped with pink.  An infusion of the roots used to be used as a tonic for...

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  • Pond Clear Barley Straw

    Anglo Aquatics

    Pond Clear Barley Straw

    Pond Barley Straw From Anglo Lasts up to 6 months Treats 2000 Gallons Floats at water level for maximum effect Discreetly inhibits algae in your pond Comes in a biodegradable net bag  

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    £9.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Pontederia cordata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pontederia cordata 'alba' - White pickerel weed

    Pontederia cordata 'alba' - White pickerel weed Shorter than Pontederia cordata, it is a late flowering, structural plant with heart shaped green leaves with clusters of white flowers. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    From £23.99 £23.99
  • Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily The unusually large, globe-shaped flowers of this lovely water lily are a deep pink that darkens gracefully as they age and surrounded by prolific green foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • over 12 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a small pond (including pink lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

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

    Blooming Marvellous Small pond collection with a Pink 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: £99.99
    £99.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Mimulus ringens

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus ringens - Lavender musk

    Mimulus ringens - Lavender musk Longer & narrower leaves than the other Mimulus varieties with small violet-blue flowers on tall stems. A native of eastern and central North America Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose

    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose An unusual conical spike of dainty purple flowers appearing from the bright red buds. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

    Now: £19.99
    £19.99
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    Scirpus lacustris tab Zebrinus - Zebra rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scirpus lacustris tab Zebrinus - Zebra rush

    Scirpus lacustris tab Zebrinus - Zebra rush A striking plant standing erect and over 1 m tall.  Shorter than S. Albescens, but not as strong.  It has striking green and white markings in horizontal bands. Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • Mazus reptans Alba

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mazus reptans Alba - Chinese marshflower

    Mazus reptans Alba - Chinese marshflower A white version of Mazus reptans. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 5cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm - 5cm Native to...

    From £11.99 £11.99

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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