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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 pseudacorus bastardii

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris pseudacorus bastardii

    Iris pseudacorus bastardii Vigorous broad green foliage with lovely pale creamy-yellow flowers which make it an attractive alternative to Iris pseudacorus. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • 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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    Juncus effusus var spiralis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Juncus effusus var spiralis - Corkscrew rush

    Juncus effusus var spiralis - Corkscrew rush This evergreen is a must-have for any small pond. It has an unusual corkscrew twist to the cylindrical foliage. Although evergreen, cutting it back in early spring encourages fresh new growth.Pond ready...

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    Juncus ensifolius

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Juncus ensifolius - Flying hedgehogs

    Juncus ensifolius - Flying hedgehogs Bright green, grass-like foliage is topped with numerous very dark brown seed heads making it an attractive and unusual addition to a pond and giving it it's common name.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • British Native
    sold out
    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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  • British Native
    RHS Gold Merit
    Athyrium filix femina - Lady Fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Athyrium filix femina - Lady Fern

    Athyrium filix femina - Lady fern Athyrium filix femina - One of the prettiest of our native ferns with tufts of tall, lacy, pale green arching foliage Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: None Growth Rate:...

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  • Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily

    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily Glossy arrow-shaped leaves, large white arum flowers with a yellow spathe. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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  • Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea - Yellow Water Lily This tuberous-rooted variety has attractive, purple-blotched foliage and large, sulphur-yellow flowers.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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  • British Native
    sold out
    Baldellia ranunculoides  - Lesser water plantain

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Baldellia ranunculoides - Lesser water plantain

    Baldellia ranunculoides  - Lesser water plantain A delicate little plant that produces a profusion of small, very pale lilac flowers amidst dense lime-green foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

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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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  • Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily This hardy, prolific water lily has unusual yellow/peachy flowers with a pink flush. The new leaves are mottled with maroon and turn dark green as they mature. The large blooms rise above the leaves, giving...

    From £31.99 £31.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    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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  • British Native
    Carex pseudocyperus - Cyperus sedge

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex pseudocyperus - Cyperus sedge

    Carex pseudocyperus - Cyperus sedge Bright green, grassy leaves with drooping, many flowered spikelets, popular with landscapers for native planting schemes to provide cover for wildfowl.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris louisiana 'Ann Chowning'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris louisiana 'Ann Chowning'

    Iris louisiana 'Ann Chowning' Velvety dark cherry red flowers with a yellow centre, it received the Mary Swords Debaillon Award, the highest given to a Louisiana iris.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready –...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

    Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' The white flowered version of Lychnis flos-cuculi Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 100cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm -...

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  • British Native
    sold out
    Mentha puleguim - Pennyroyal Pudding grass

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal Pudding grass

    Mentha pulegium - Pennyroyal Pudding grass A creeping variety with small leaves and, as member of the Mentha family, it has a minty smell. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate: Medium Max...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    Mimulus cardinalis - Scarlet monkey flower

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus cardinalis - Scarlet monkey flower

    Mimulus cardinalis - Scarlet monkey flower Downy light green leaves with pretty tubular scarlet flowers that bloom throughout the summer. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Fast Max...

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  • over 16 plants
    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Medium pond (including red lily)

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Blooming Marvellous Pond Plant Collection for a Medium Pond (including Red Water Lily)

    Blooming Marvellous Medium pond collection with a Red 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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    Painter mussels

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Painter Mussels Pack of 5

    5 x Painter mussels Medium sized species of freshwater mussel. Approx shell length 10cm. Shell is buff or light brown in colour. Live in & around mud on the pond floor where they feed on very small particles of decaying vegetation & small...

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    Iris louisiana - Mixed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris louisiana - Mixed

    Iris louisiana - Mixed A mix of  louisiana Iris. Various colours.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Most iris prefer acidic soils. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth...

    From £22.99 £22.99
  • Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily Surrounded by attractive green foliage, the pale lemon blooms of this stately water lily are free flowering. Outstandingly attractive in the pondPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

    From £31.99 £31.99
  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    sold out
    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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  • Square 5L Pond Plant Baskets

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    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
  • Acorus Gramineus Ogon

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Acorus Gramineus Ogon - Golden Variegated Sweet Flag

    Acorus Gramineus Ogon - Golden Variegated Sweet Flag This variegated semi-evergreen has aromatic, showy bright yellow & green striped foliage that grows in attractive wide fans forming large low growing clumps.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    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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  • Not Hardy
    sold out
    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...

    From £15.99 £15.99
  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    Pilularia globulifera - Pepper grass

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pilularia globulifera - Pepper grass

    Pilularia globulifera - Pepper grass Aquatic Ponds Plants Leaves are hair-like and arise from a creeping stem Flowers: July - September Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 1 - 25cm Max Height: 10 - 15cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect...

    From £11.99 £11.99
  • Wildlife Welcoming
    wildlife ponds

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Wildlife Pond Starter Pack

    Wildlife Pond Starter Pack Wildlife ponds have become more popular as we become environmentally aware and want to encourage wildlife in the garden. These natural ponds are not only truly beautiful and educational for children, but you will also be...

  • Mellow Yellow Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mellow Yellow Marginal Pond Plant Collection

    ‘Mellow Yellow’ Marginal Plant Collection Yellow, the colour of sunshine. It's sure to bring you happiness as you relax by your pond! Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets As a bonus, most yellow...

  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Mimulus guttatus - Common monkeyflower

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus guttatus - Common monkeyflower

    Mimulus guttatus - Common monkeyflower Numerous bright yellow flowers with small reddish spots throughout the summer make it a popular plant for the bog or water garden. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

    From £11.99 £11.99

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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