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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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  • Oxygenator
    Eleocharis acicularis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Eleocharis acicularis - Needle spike - Rush

    Eleocharis acicularis - Needle spike - Rush  Slender little tufted plant with needle-like stems, each terminating in a brown spikelet Flowers: Aug- Sept Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 15 - 60cm Max Height: 15 - 40cm Native to British Isles:...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • 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:...

    From £24.99 £24.99
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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
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    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...

    From £11.99 £11.99
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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...

    From £24.99 £24.99
  • 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...

    Now: £24.99
  • 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 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 -...

    Now: £24.99
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    Nymphaea Solfatare Variable Colour Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Solfatare Variable Colour Water Lily

    Nymphaea Solfatare Water Lily Opening yellow, the shapely blooms of this attractive lily become orange on their second day and turn red by the third. It’s an ideal choice for any size of pond. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains...

    Now: £24.99
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    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily

    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily This attractive small to medium sized lily has dark, wine red cup shaped blooms and dark, reddish green leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

    From £18.99 £18.99

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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