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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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  • Nymphaea Darwin - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) Water Lily This free flowering lily bares beautiful, large, soft pink double flowers which can sometimes be seen at late as October or early November. Good for medium to large ponds.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort Trailing elongated stems and leaves float on the surface while the bottle brush like, pink flowers rise above the water.  Fast growing in bog gardens and can also grow in quite deep water (80cm). Pond ready...

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  • British Native
    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush

    Butomus umbellatus - Flowering rush Pretty pink flowers in umbels rise above the triangular leaves which turn from red to dark green as they mature.  The roots used to be crushed and used as food in northern Asia.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Mentha aquatica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint A strong mint scented herb, covered with pinkish lilac flower heads.  It used to be grown for it's essential oils. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate:...

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  • Nymphaea Aurora

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Aurora - Variable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Aurora Variable Water Lily Opening yellow, becoming orange next day, turning dark red by the third. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Small Flowers: June to September Spread: 70cm 90cm Depth: 23cm 40cm Native to British Isles:...

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  • British Native
    Anagallis tenella - Bog pimpernel

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Anagallis tenella - Bog pimpernel

    Anagallis tenella - Bog pimpernel Forms a dense carpet of tiny leaves, mixed with numerous rosy-pink flowers.  Ideal in a bog garden or very shallow water.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Red Water Lily The fragrant flowers of this attractive water lily have petals that lie widely open, and red-tipped stamens that stand erect at the centre.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin

    Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin Branched stems bear opposite, lance-shaped leaves.  Clusters of star-shaped deep rose-pink flowers, each petal deeply cut into 4 narrow segments, appear in late spring and early summer. It prefers to be in moist...

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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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  • 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...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Persicaria bistorta - Adderwort

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Persicaria bistorta - Adderwort

    Persicaria bistorta - Adderwort Attractive prominently veined, ovate leaves up to 30cm long have poker shaped bottle brush like mauve-pink flowers rise above them. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul -...

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  • Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mayla Pink Water Lily The rich, fuchsia-pink blooms of this gorgeous water lily make a stylish statement in the summer pond and are surrounded by elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily The large, double, rose-pink blooms of this classic water lily are surrounded by elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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  • Nymphaea Colonel A J

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily

      Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily Canary-yellow flowers stand above the water. The foliage is very prolific, though the plant is not particularly free-flowering.  Over time, it can grow into water up to 3 metres. It is classed as...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Eupatorium cannabinum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Eupatorium cannabinum - Hemp agrimony - Dutch agrimony

    Eupatorium cannabinum - Hemp agrimony  - Dutch agrimony A tall native marginal with bold, domed shaped clusters of tiny, fluffy, dusty pink flower heads in late summer and early autumn.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Nymphaea Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily The deep pink double flowers of this graceful water lily look superb against the fiery, multi-coloured foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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  • 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...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Allium schoenoprasum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Allium schoenoprasum - Chives

    Allium schoenoprasum - Chives Grass-like tubular, mid-green leaves with pretty rose-pink flowers.  Chives are attractive, prolific flowering and have been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years. Pond ready – This plant comes...

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    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily

    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily The initial peach flower matures to pink grapefruit colour contrasting with the mottled green leaves. Prolific flowering, ideal for medium ponds.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • 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...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea carnea - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Marliacea carnea - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Carnea - Pink Water Lily  Free-flowering and showy, the large blooms of this attractive water lily are pale pink at the base of the petals gradually changing to white at the tips.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    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:...

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    Primula japonica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula japonica

    Primula japonica The candelabra type flower is a beautiful crimson held above the foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 60cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm...

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    Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's fishing rod

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's fishing rod

    Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's fishing rod The Dierama pulcherrimum has pink bell-like flowers on a curving stem, it is also sometimes called wedding bells. Angel's fishing rod is not aquatic but it's elegant flowers look beautiful when...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Iris ensata 'Rose Queen'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris ensata 'Rose Queen'

    Iris ensata 'Rose Queen' Pale lilac-pink flowers with a deeper shade towards the base, stand above the clump forming Iris type leaves.As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait

    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait' This unusual iris has a flower that is more like a rose than an iris. The numerous petals are a pinkish, lavender. As with all sibirica it prefers damp rather than waterlogged soil. All iris tubers are harmful if eaten.Pond...

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    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily An attractive changeable, the flowers open a bronze colour changing to a deep pink by the third day. The leaves have maroon flecksPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin

    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin A more compact version of Lychnis flos-cuculi. The flower stem is just as tall but the plant is more compact. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

    From £7.99 £7.99
  • British Native
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     Butterbur Petasites hybridus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Petasites hybridus - Butterbur

    Petasites hybridus - Butterbur The pink club-like flowers appear, sometimes as early as February. The large round leaves about 30cm in diameter are a little like a miniature gunnera. The leaves were used to wrap around butter before the days of...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Physostegia virginiana - Obedient plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Physostegia virginiana - Obedient plant

    Physostegia virginiana - Obedient plant Sharply toothed leaves are lanceolate and mid-green with pink or mauve flower spikes. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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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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