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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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  • Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

    Hexagonal 3 Litre Planting Baskets 18cm x 21cm  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...

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  • Not Hardy
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    Hydrocleys nymphoides

    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...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
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    Hottonia palustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hottonia palustris - Water Violet - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Hottonia palustris - Water Violet Bunched Aquatic Ponds Plants Charming native, bearing handsome, pinnately-divided foliage & whorls of lilac flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 5 - 80cm Max Height: 15 -...

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    Phyllanthus fluitans

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Phyllanthus fluitans - Red Root Floater Pack of 5

    5 x Phyllanthus fluitans - Red Root Floater Originally from the Amazon river basin. The leaves vary in colour depending on conditions, from bright green to dark. It has small white flowers in good lighting & low nitrogen levels. In warm conditions...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Myriophyllum verticillatum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum verticillatum - Whorled water milfoil - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Myriophyllum verticillatum - Whorled water milfoil - Bunched Very similar to Myriophyllum spicatum, but with slightly longer leaves. Flowers: May - June Colour: White Growth Rate: Fast Depth: 30 - 100 cm Height: -15 cm - Surface Native to...

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  • Oxygenator
    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil

    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil This attractive foliage rises above the water and produces small reddish flowers. Flowers: June - Jul Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 0 - 25 cm Max Height: 15 - 25 cm Native to British...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain

    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain This unusual, rare plant has oval leaves that float on the water surface when grown in shallow water, but narrow long leaves in deeper areas where it can be grown up to 4m deep. It flowers prolifically when very...

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    Limnobium laevigatum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Limnobium laevigatum - Smooth frogbit Pack of 5

    5 x Limnobium laevigatum - Smooth frogbit The shiny green foliage is filled with spongy tissue for buoyancy. Juvenile plants are formed on the ends of runners. The roots make excellent cover for fry and remove nitrates, helping to prevent algae...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort -  Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort One of few submerged plants active in autumn and winter. Goldfish are partial to the young succulent leaves & many insects shelter in their tangled masses. In fast flowing water the leaves are held below the...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Caltha leptosepala

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Caltha leptosepala - White marsh marigold

    Caltha leptosepala - White marsh marigold The white flowers are larger than Caltha palustris 'Alba' and the leaves are oval rather than round. It prefers to marshy ground but can grow in the water. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • Miniature pond collection with a lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Miniature Pond Plant collection with a lily

    Miniature pond collection with a lily  A selection of a 1 Litre pygmy Lily (either Red, Yellow or  White depending on what looks best at the time) with an assortment of 5 further 1 Litre marginal plants. This collection is ideal for a...

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    Salvinia natans

    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...

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    Pistia stratiotes

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    5 x Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant The lettuce shaped leaves are soft and hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover to young fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best...

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    Iris louisiana - Her Highness

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris louisiana - Her Highness

    Iris louisiana - Her Highness Snow white flowers with just a hint of yellow.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate: Medium Max...

    From £23.99 £23.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    Pontederia cordata - Pickerel weed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pontederia cordata - Pickerel weed

    Pontederia cordata - Pickerel weed Heart-shaped green leaves with clusters of blue flowers born on a spike.  A tall late flowering structural plant. It is free flowering and slowly grows into a large clump. Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • RHS Gold Merit
    Scented Plant
    Tulbaghia violacea - Society garlic

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Tulbaghia violacea - Society garlic

    Tulbaghia violacea - Society garlic The fragrant, pale purple flowers are held in large terminal umbels, it is free flowering late in the season. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate:...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Hypericum elodes - Marsh St John's wort

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hypericum elodes - Marsh St John's wort

    Hypericum elodes - Marsh St John's wort The green-grey soft hairy foliage gives a glaucous appearance.  Small, saucer shaped yellow flowers appear in late summer.  Good for the edges of ponds and streams Pond ready – This plant comes...

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    Dichromena colorata - Star Grass

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dichromena colorata - Star Grass

    Dichromena colorata - Star Grass A fantastic plant for late in the season as the attractive green and white, star-shaped bracts rise above the grass like foliage and continue into November. Making this previously insignificant plant a great addition to...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato

    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato Long, large, striking arrow-shaped leaves this is an excellent plant for structural foliage. It has small white flowers with yellow centres that turn green.  Called Duck potato as ducks like the egg shaped tubers...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    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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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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