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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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean

    Menyanthes trifoliata - Bog bean A rambling plant with trifoliate olive-green foliage that creeps over the surface of the water.  The attractive white flowers are tipped with pink.  An infusion of the roots used to be used as a tonic for...

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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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  • Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno'

    Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno' Very striking, bright deep lemon yellow double flowers.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - July Growth Rate:...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    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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  • Carex muskingumensis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex muskingumensis - Musk sedge

    Carex muskingumensis  - Musk sedge An architectural plant with light green feathered finely tapering leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 75cm Recommended...

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    Carex grayi - Mace sedge

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex grayi - Mace sedge

    Carex grayi  - Mace sedge It forms an upright clump of fresh green leathery leaves.  The very attractive and unusual spiky seed heads are popular for flower arranging.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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  • British Native
    Carex acuta

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex acuta - slender-tufted sedge

    Carex acuta - slender-tufted sedge A tall slender tufted sedge that grows in rivers, streams and lakes throughout the British Isles.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

    Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria' The wonderful purplish-red foliage contrasts excellently with the brilliant red flowers.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Aug - Sep Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia

    Lobelia vedrariensis - Purple Lobelia A handsome species with narrow, red-tinged dark green leaves and tubular, deep violet-purple flowers. Harmful if eaten Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth...

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  • Lobelia siphilitica alba - White Lobelia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia siphilitica alba - White Lobelia

    Lobelia siphilitica alba - White Lobelia A handsome variety with beautiful bright white flower spikes that rise above the light green lanceolate leaves.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Aug -...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Lobelia siphilitica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia

    Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia This showy perennial has lanceolate, light green leaves. The erect stems produce lavender-blue, tubular flowers crowded together on the upper part. The species name is based on the fact that it was a supposed...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Lythrum salicaria Robert-  Loosestrife

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lythrum salicaria Robert- Loosestrife

    Lythrum salicaria Robert-  Loosestrife A more compact form of Lythrum salicaria Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 80cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm -...

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  • Oxygenator
    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: 0 - 60cm Max Height: 60cm Native to British...

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  • 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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  • Acorus Gramineus Variegatus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Acorus Gramineus Variegatus - Variegated Slender Sweet Flag

    Acorus Gramineus Variegatus - Variegated Slender Sweet Flag This is as Acorus gramineus Ogon but the leaves are green and white variegated.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Slow Max...

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  • Contour 8L Pond Plant Baskets

    Anglo Aquatics

    Contour 8L Pond Plant Baskets

    Contour Pond Planting Baskets Approximately 46 x 17 x 15cm (L x W x D) Holds 8 litres  Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
    sold out
    Primula denticulata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula denticulata

    Primula denticulata The drum stick shaped flowers have small yellow centres. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar - Apr Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 30cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm (moisture...

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  • Oxygenator
    Scirpus cernuus - Fibre optic plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scirpus cernuus - Fibre optic plant

    Scirpus cernuus  - Fibre optic plant Attractive evergreen has an apt common name. The glassy threadlike leaves have minute white spikes on the tips of each leaf. Trim in early spring Flowers: July - September Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 0- 10cm...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Hypericum tetrapterum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hypericum tetrapterum - Square stalked St John`s Wort

    Hypericum tetrapterum - Square stalked St John`s Wort Small creeping perennial. Soft round leaves with yellow flowers in clustersPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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  • RHS Gold Merit
    sold out
    Caltha palustris Plena

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Caltha palustris Plena- Double Marsh Marigold

    Caltha palustris Plena - Double Marsh Marigold As Caltha palustris, but with beautiful double yellow flowers in early spring. It was first discovered and cultivated in Austria in the late 16th century.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Colour

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Colour

    Marginal Plant Collection for Colour  Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Time to spruce up your pond with some cheerful marginal plants? Let our expert nursery staff choose from hundreds of varieties to...

    From £29.99 £29.99
  • 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 -...

    From £32.99 £32.99
  • 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 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 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...

    From £21.99 £21.99
  • Nymphaea Wanvisa

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Wanvisa - Changeable Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Wanvisa - Changeable Water Lily    Premium Variety The flowers of this unique variety are predominantly pink with cream flecks but sometimes they are part or all yellow. The leaves are unusually dark and speckled and it grows and...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    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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  • Wildlife Welcoming
    encourages wild life to the pond

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Wildlife

    Marginal Plant Collection for Wildlife   Some marginal plants are particularly good for attracting wildlife, not only helping hide small critters underwater, or allowing insects to emerge when they turn from larval stages to adults, but also...

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  • Not Hardy
    sold out
    Trapa natans plant - Water Chestnut

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Trapa natans plant - Water Chestnut Pack of 5

    5 x Trapa natans plant - Water Chestnut Floating Pond Plant  Leaf cover shades the surface which helps prevent the growth of algae. Trapas reproduce by forming nuts which sink to the bottom in the autumn. These nuts are called Water...

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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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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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