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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
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    Myriophyllum brasiliensis red stem

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum brasiliensis red stem - Red stemmed parrots feather

    Myriophyllum brasiliensis red stem - Red stemmed parrots feather  Bright green feathery foliage with red stems Flowers: June - July Growth Rate: Fast Depth: 0 - 25cm Max Height: 15 - 25cm Native to British Isles: No Perfect For...

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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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  • RHS Gold Merit
    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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  • Houttuynia cordata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Houttuynia cordata `Chameleon' - Harlequin plant

    Houttuynia cordata `Chameleon' - Harlequin plant This very popular, brightly coloured plant has red, yellow and green scented leaves. The dense yellow flower spikes have 4 white bracts at the base, making them look like single white flowers.Pond ready...

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  • Not Hardy
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    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
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    Eriophorum angustifolium

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Eriophorum angustifolium - Cotton grass - Bog cotton

    Eriophorum angustifolium - Cotton grass - Bog cotton A beautiful native plant with grass type foliage and fluffy heads of white cotton-like flowers.  The wool used to be used for stuffing pillows and to make candle wicks.  It is very hardy and...

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    Typha minima - Miniature bull rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Typha minima - Miniature bull rush

    Typha minima - Miniature bull rush A miniature version, this has delicate round milk chocolate coloured brown seed heads and is ideal for small ponds. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate:...

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  • British Native
    Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace

    Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace This is the common bulrush, it is taller and more vigorous than any other. It has dark chocolate coloured seed heads. Not recommended for garden ponds it is better in large lakes. Pond ready – This plant comes...

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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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  • British Native
    carex pendula

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge Dark green leathery leaves grow upward then droop to form a weeping mound. The pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul...

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  • Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

    Hexagonal 3 Litre Planting Baskets 18cm x 21cm  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 plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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  • British Native
    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed

    Sparganium erectum - Branched bur-reed A very quick growing native, it is popular with landscapers for native planting schemes to provide cover for wildfowl. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth...

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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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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
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    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia

    Lobelia cardinalis - Scarlet Lobelia Best planted near the water edge to reflect the glorious colour of the brilliant red flowers against the green foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Aug - Sep Growth...

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  • Mentha cervina - Water spearmint

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha cervina - Water spearmint

    Mentha cervina - Water spearmint Aromatic plant covered with lilac flower heads. It has a spearmint smell. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 40cm Recommended...

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  • Cotula coronopifolia

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cotula coronopifolia - Brass buttons

    Cotula coronopifolia - Brass buttons A pretty creeping plant, with numerous bright yellow flowers like buttons.  The seeds can be collected and sown under glass in February/March or sown outside in April/May.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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    Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize'

    Mimulus luteus 'Queen's Prize' Very free flowering, bright yellow flowers with reddish blotches throughout the summer makes this a popular plant for the bog or water garden. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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  • Nymphaea Paul Hariot

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Paul Hariot - Changeable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Paul Hariot  Changeable Water Lily  The flowers of this beguiling water lily open apricot-yellow, and mature to a graceful orange-pink. The foliage displays attractive maroon spots.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Pontederia cordata lanceolata - Giant pickerel weed

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pontederia cordata lanceolata - Giant pickerel weed

    Pontederia cordata lanceolata - Giant pickerel weed As Pontederia cordata but much taller, with longer flower spikes. It is free flowering and makes an excellent addition to any pond. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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  • Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Anglo Aquatics

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10  Hessian is traditionally used in water gardening to help hold the aquatic compost around the plant and restrain it from running into the water, while still allowing roots to grow. pack of ten

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  • Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 3.5 Litre Planting Baskets 23cm Diameter 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 plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Mimulus cupreus 'Red Emperor'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus cupreus 'Red Emperor'

    Mimulus cupreus 'Red Emperor' Covered in numerous attractive bright red trumpet-shaped flowers all summer. It has oval, toothed leaves, A little more compact than Mimulus guttatus. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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  • Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 10 Litre Planting Baskets 29cm x 29cm x 19cm 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 plant roots. These baskets are of a...

    From £10.00 £10.00
  • Winter Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Winter Pond Plant Collection

    Pond Plant Collection For Winter Collection consist of 2 x 1 litre marginal plants and 1 x 1 litre deep water plant Collection examples Scirpus cernuus - Fibre optic plant Iris pseudacorus  Aponogeton distachyos - Water hawthorne Absolute...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    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...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
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    Hottonia palustris - Water violet

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hottonia palustris - Water violet

    Hottonia palustris - Water violet Aquatic Ponds Plants Charming native, bearing handsome, pinnately-divided foliage & whorls of lilac flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 5 - 80cm Max Height: 15 - 30cm Native to...

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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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