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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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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - Bunched Pack of 5

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - Bunched Pack of 5

    5 x Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort Oxygenator Pond Plants Dark green with rigid, branching stems densely clothed with foliage Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 30 - 150cm Max Height: Grows to the surface of the water Native...

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  • Flowering Most Of The Year
    Aponogeton distachyos

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn

    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn Oval-shaped leaves with sweetly scented snow-white waxy flowers with brown spots. The water hawthorn flowers most of the year.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar to Jul...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Bunched

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss Aquatic Pond Plants Greyish-green in colour with very long branched stems Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium/Slow Depth: 30 - 100cm Max Height: 10cm to surface Native to British Isles:...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    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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  • 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
    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily Britain’s only native water lily has handsome green foliage and white, but not prolific, flowers. Best grown about 1 metre deep, but it can grow in up to 3 metres of water if allowed to adjust very gradually, since...

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  • Nymphaea Attraction Lilies

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily The large, deep rose-red blooms of this very popular, free-flowering lily are flecked with white. The blooms are sometimes whitish pink until the plant is well established.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • Nymphaea Charles de Meurville

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily This highly attractive and prolific water lily is prized for its luxurious, wine-coloured blooms, carried above handsome foliage. As with all hardy lilies the flowers close as the sun sets. Good for...

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  • Not Hardy
    Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    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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  • 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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  • Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily Prolific tiny star-shaped soft flowers. Green foliage has maroon blotches & streaks In Aquatic basket  Flowers: June to September Size: Dwarf Spread: 30cm - 50cm Depth: 15cm -...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Albida

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Marliacea Albida - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Albida - White Water Lily An excellent alternative to Nymphaea alba as it is similar to the only native water lily but it is more free flowering.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Nymphaea Almost Black

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily Floating gracefully on the surface of the pond in summer, the flowers of this outstanding water lily are an intense, plum colour. The emerging foliage has a striking bronze flush, turning green as it matures. This...

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba  - Pygmy White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba - Pygmy White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba - Pygmy White Water Lily This enchanting water lily has miniature, cup-shaped white flowers and is the smallest of the white lilies.  It is well suited to patio pools and small, shallow water features. Pond ready –...

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  • Nymphaea Colorado

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Colorado - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Colorado - Pink Water Lily An excellent selection for medium and large ponds, this choice water lily is prized for its cactus-shaped, salmon-pink flowers. They stand elegantly above the water and continue to flower a full month after most...

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  • British Native
    sold out
    Stratiotes aloides

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Stratiotes aloides - Water soldier Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    5 x Stratiotes aloides - Water soldier Floating Pond Plant  Resembles the top of a pineapple, long, narrow serrated leaves grow in rosettes Please note photograph depicts a mature plant - the nursery dispatches young specimens Flowers: June -...

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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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  • Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily This much sought-after water lily has exquisitely-shaped, semi-double, pure white flowers surrounded by elegant green foliage. Hardy water lilies are dependable and flower over a long summer season.Pond ready...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Myriophyllum verticillatum - Whorled water milfoil - Bunched

    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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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella - Yellow Water Lily The mottled, olive-green leaves of this majestic water lily provide the perfect setting for its primrose-yellow blooms, which have bright golden stamens.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily Valued for its dainty, compact habit, this exceptionally pretty water lily has well-formed, prolific deep red blooms and elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Oxygenator
    sold out
    Lilaeopsis brasilensis  - Oxygenating Plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lilaeopsis brasilensis - Oxygenating Plant

    Lilaeopsis brasilensis  - Micro Sword Oxygenating Plant It forms a lawn like carpet at the bottom of the pond making it a good oxygenator.   Flowers: May - August Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 3 - 6cm Max Height: 60cm Native to British...

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  • British Native
    Nymphoides peltata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphoides peltata - Fringed Water Lily

    Nymphoides Peltata - Fringed Water Lily The Nymphoides peltata is a delicate little native plant that spreads across the surface of the pond.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun to Sept Growth Rate:...

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra  - Pygmy Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra - Pygmy Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra  - Pygmy Red Water Lily The flowers of this exquisite water lily open reddish-pink and darken gracefully as they age. Its compact habit makes it perfect for even the smallest ponds as it is the tiniest blooms of the red...

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    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. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower...

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    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Snow Princess Water Lily This miniature water lily is similar to Pygmaea alba but is more free flowering. It is well suited to patio pools and small, shallow water features. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually...

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  • Nymphaea Gonnere

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily This water lily has pure white, double flowers with attractive golden centres. A good variety for medium to large ponds and lakes.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss SALNAT

    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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Nuphar lutea

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle The Nuphar lutea is a vigorous plant that is tolerant of running water and heavy shade. The Brandy bottle has a slightly alcoholic smell.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun to...

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  • Nymphaea Albatross

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily As it matures, the rich purple foliage of this elegant variety turns to an attractive green. The luxuriant flowers are brilliant white. This is a graceful, easy-to-grow plant, ideal for any medium to large pond.Pond...

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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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