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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
    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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  • British Native
    RHS Gold Merit
    Dryopteris filix-mas

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dryopteris filix-mas - Male fern

    Dryopteris filix-mas - Male fern Dryopteris filix-mas - Hardy species of the northern Hemisphere which has feathered & crested deep green foliage. As with most ferns it prefers moist soil but avoid water logged areas.Pond ready –...

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  • British Native
    RHS Gold Merit
    Osmunda regalis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Osmunda regalis - Royal fern

    Osmunda regalis - Royal fern Osmunda regalis - Large delicate pale green fronds turning to deep russet hues in Autumn. This fern may be grown in shallow waterPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: None Growth...

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  • Athyrium niponicum Metallicum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Athyrium niponicum Metallicum - Japanese painted fern

    Athyrium niponicum Metallicum -  Japanese painted fern Athyrium niponicum Metallicum is very popular due to its attractive blue, green, maroon and silver foliage that changes as the season progresses. The Japanese painted fern grows best in a damp,...

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    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern

    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis - Long stemmed pale green fronds, sensitive to frost, hence the name. This accommodating fern will grow in fairly dry ground as well as damper areas where it can spread in a dense carpet...

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  • Polystichum polyblepharum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Polystichum polyblepharum - Japanese tassel fern

    Polystichum polyblepharum - Japanese tassel fern Polystichum polyblepharum - Forms a tidy clump of arching dark green, evergreen  fronds with a glossy finishPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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    Dryopteris erythrosora  - Japenese wood fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dryopteris erythrosora - Japanese wood fern

    Dryopteris erythrosora - Japanese wood fern The Dryopteris erythrosora has broad triangular fronds with glossy coppery-pink new growth maturing to dark green The Japanese wood fern grows best in a damp, but not water logged ground, in a sheltered...

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    Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis' - Slender crested male fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis' - Slender crested male fern

    Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis' - Slender crested male fern Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis' - Tall growing fern with finely cut airy frondsPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: None Growth Rate:...

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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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