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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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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris

    Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris Varying coloured clematis type flowers, often boldly marked. The leaves form dense clumps. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Scented Plant
    Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant

    Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant It has white flowers, made of numerous bracts, which are prolific from May to September. The leaves, as other Houttuynias, have an attractive orange peel scent, hence it's common name.Pond ready...

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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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  • Cotula coronopifolia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cotula coronopifolia - Brass buttons

    Cotula coronopifolia - Brass buttons A pretty creeping plant, with numerous bright yellow flowers like buttons.  The seeds can be collected and sown under glass in February/March or sown outside in April/May.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • British Native
    carex pendula

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge Dark green leathery leaves grow upward then droop to form a weeping mound. The pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Caltha palustris Alba - White Himalayan Marigold

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Caltha palustris Alba - White Himalayan Marigold

    Caltha palustris Alba - White Himalayan Marigold A little less prolific flowering than caltha palustris, but once mature it always has a second flowering later in the year.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Caltha palustris polypetala

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Caltha palustris polypetala - Giant King Cup

    Caltha palustris polypetala - Giant King Cup A much bolder plant than Caltha palustris with striking, large, single yellow flowers that appear in early spring and continue for longer than other Calthas.  Mature plants frequently have a few flowers...

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  • Scented Plant
    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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    Blagdon Flora Boost 250ml 1010887

    Blagdon

    Blagdon Flora Boost 250ml

    Blagdon Flora Boost 250ml Like any other type of plant, pond plants need feeding. Flora Boost is a unique formulation that provides the missing nutrients that pond plants require. Without this food pond plants will only produce stunted growth, leaves...

    MSRP: £15.92
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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...

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    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...

    From £29.99 £29.99
  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Pack of 5 Oxygenating Bunches

    5 x Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - bunched The Potamogeton crispus has long wiry stems bearing strap-like leaves are wavy edged. Almost translucent with a pinkish glow. The curly pondweed's foliage remains submerged making it a good...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil - Pack of 5 Oxygenating Bunches

    5 x Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil - bunched Myriophyllum spicatum, or spiked water milfoil as it is commonly called, is a remarkable aquatic plant that enriches the water with oxygen. Unlike most plants, it does not need to...

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  • Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Marshmallow' - Arum lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Zantedeschia aethiopica Arum Lily - 'Marshmallow'

    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Marshmallow' - Arum lily Glossy, arrow-shaped deep green leaves, large soft pink arum flowers with a deeper pink throat and a pink spathe. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

    From £23.99 £23.99
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    Nymphaea Liou - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Liou - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Liou - Red Water Lily The compact habit of this lily makes it perfect for a small ponds. Dark red flowers with green foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Small Spread:...

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    £32.99
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    purple fantasy water lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Purple Fantasy - 3 Litre Purple Water Lily

    Nymphaea Purple Fantasy - 3 Litre Purple Water Lily Deep purple blooms with a yellow centre. Fragrant & free flowering .Large flowers held above the water surface. Reddish leaves turning green as they mature.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    £54.99
  • louisiana dancing vogue iris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris Louisiana - Dancing Vogue

    Iris louisiana dancing vogue beautiful, rich, lilac ruffled flowers, with yellow signals. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: June - Jul Growth Rate:...

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  • sold out
    Iris Hush Money Louisiana

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris Louisiana - Hush Money

    Iris louisiana hush money Attractive white flowers with pale blue overtones. Gold / yellow throat and signals. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: June -...

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  • Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Anglo Aquatics

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10  Hessian is traditionally used in water gardening to help hold the aquatic compost around the plant and restrain it from running into the water, while still allowing roots to grow. pack of ten

    Now: £12.29
    £12.29
  • Square 30L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 30L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 30 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 39 x 39 x 27cm (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 £32.00 £32.00
  • Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 10 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 28 x 28 x 19cm (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 £12.00 £12.00
  • Square 5L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 5L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 5 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 24cm x 24cm x 14cm (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...

    From £8.50 £8.50
  • 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  

    Now: £9.99
    £9.99
  • 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
  • Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 2 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 19 x 19 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 roots...

    From £6.00 £6.00
  • Square 1L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Square 1L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 1 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 11 x 11 x 11cm (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 £5.00 £5.00
  • Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 3.5 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 23 x 23 x 12cm (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 £9.50 £9.50
  • Round 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Round 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 2 Litre Planting Baskets 17cm 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 £6.00 £6.00
  • Round 1L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Round 1L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 1 Litre Planting Baskets Approximately 13 x 13 x 10cm (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 roots...

    From £6.00 £6.00

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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