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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
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - Bunched Pack of 5

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort - Bunched Pack of 5

    5 x Ceratophyllum demersum - Hornwort Oxygenator Pond Plants Dark green with rigid, branching stems densely clothed with foliage Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 30 - 150cm Max Height: Grows to the surface of the water Native...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Hippuris vulgaris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hippuris vulgaris - Mare's tail

    Hippuris vulgaris - Mare's tail - Oxygenator Plants  Low growing vertical bottle brush type stems Flowers: June - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Depth: 2 - 15cm Max Height: 25 - 30cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect For Pollinators:...

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  • Not Hardy
    Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant Pack of 5

    5 x Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce Floating Pond Plant The lettuce shaped leaves are soft and hairy. This plant spreads by sending out runners to form young plants. The fine roots give good cover to young fish. Pistia are not hardy and do best...

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  • Oxygenator
    sold out
    Marsilea quadrifolia - Water shamrock

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marsilea quadrifolia - Water shamrock

    Marsilea quadrifolia - Water shamrock Aquatic Ponds Plants Clover like leaves – low spreading habit Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Invasive Depth: 0 - 25cm Max Height: 8 - 15cm Native to British Isles: No Perfect For...

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  • sold out
    Gunnera Manicata - Giant prickly Rhubarb - Chile Rhubarb

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Gunnera Manicata - Giant prickly Rhubarb - Chile Rhubarb

    Gunnera Manicata - Giant prickly Rhubarb - Chile Rhubarb This giant plant has the largest leaves of any plant grown in the UK. The leaves are borne on long, stout, prickly stems and can grow to well over a metre in diameter. It has green/red club shaped...

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  • Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss SALNAT

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss Pack of 5

    5 x Salvinia natans - Floating watermoss This plant is made up of small hairy green leaves floating on the surface. Salvinia are not hardy and can be burnt by cold wings. It makes a very attractive plant in shallow bowls with a little soil and kept in...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Potamogeton crispus - Curly pondweed - Bunched The long wiry stems bearing strap-like leaves are wavy edged. Almost translucent with a pinkish glow. It's foliage remains submerged making it a good oxygenator. Flowers: May - Aug Growth Rate:...

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  • Oxygenator
    sold out
    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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  • Acorus Calamus - Sweet Flag

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Acorus Calamus - Sweet Flag

    Acorus Calamus - Sweet Flag  Dark green iris-like foliage with a small green horn-shaped bloom. It grows from a rhizome which runs across the ground out of which the leaves rise up. It has been used in fragrances and medicinal cures since Egyptian...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    sold out
    Angelica archangelica - angel's fishing rod

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Angelica archangelica - angel's fishing rod

    Angelica archangelica - angel's fishing rod Statuesque plant with large architectural foliage and round seed heads. The smooth tender stems are boiled and candied to make cake decorations. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil - Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Myriophyllum spicatum - Spiked water milfoil - Bunched A true oxygenator, this plant remains under the water. It has reddish foliage in whorls of four. It can grow very deep but is best established in shallower water and allowed to acclimatise...

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  • Not Hardy
    sold out
    Cyperus alternifolius - Umbrella Palm

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cyperus alternifolius - Umbrella Palm

    Cyperus alternifolius - Umbrella Palm So called because of the shape of its umbels of grassy spikelets.  It makes a popular house plant and is excellent for those who overwater their house plants, as you can't with this one.Pond ready – This...

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  • RHS Gold Merit
    Not Hardy
    Cyperus papyrus - Egyptian paper rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cyperus papyrus - Egyptian paper rush

    Cyperus papyrus - Egyptian paper rush Has mop-like heads of spikelets on triangular stems. It is almost certain that Moses' cradle was made from this plant. It makes an excellent house plant which will be evergreen provided the temperature remains over...

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  • Not Hardy
    sold out
    Cyperus papyrus percamenthus - Dwarf Egyptian paper rush

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Cyperus papyrus percamenthus - Dwarf Egyptian paper rush

    Cyperus papyrus percamenthus - Dwarf Egyptian paper rush A miniature version of Cyperus papyrus, making it a stunning addition to a small pond or conservatory. Has mop-like heads of spikelets on triangular stems. It makes an excellent house plant which...

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    Peltandra undulata - Green arrow arum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Peltandra undulata - Green arrow arum

    Peltandra undulata - Green arrow arum An architectural plant with shiny bright green arrow-shaped leaves. Greenish flowers on short spikes appear in early summer. Green berries follow. A semi-evergreen perennial. Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Potamogeton natans - Broad leaved pondweed - Bunched

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potamogeton natans - Broad leaved pondweed - Bunched

    Potamogeton natans - Broad leaved pondweed Pond Plants - Bunched Greyish-green in colour with very long branched stems Flowers: May to August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 20 - 80cm Max Height: 15cm to surface Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect For...

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  • Oxygenator
    sold out
    Potamogeton pectinatus - Fennel-leaved Pondweed - Bunched

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potamogeton pectinatus - Fennel-leaved Pondweed - Bunched

    Potamogeton pectinatus - Fennel-leaved Pondweed - Bunched A good oxygenator with thread-like submerged leaves and very small flowers in Summer. Easy to grow and maintain. Flowers: May to August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 20 - 80 cm Height: 10 - 40 cm...

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  • Oxygenator
    sold out
    Vallisneria gigantea - Eel grass, Vallis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Vallisneria gigantea - Eel grass, Vallis

    Vallisneria gigantea - Eel grass, Vallis The long leaves can grow to 1.5m and have small dark flecks. These rise up to float on the surface in shallow ponds. It has small insignificant flowers on the long twisted stems. It can tolerate slightly brackish...

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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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