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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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  • Nymphaea Attraction Lilies

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Attraction - Red Water Lily The large, deep rose-red blooms of this very popular, free-flowering lily are flecked with white. The blooms are sometimes whitish pink until the plant is well established.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • Nymphaea Charles de Meurville

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville - Red Water Lily This highly attractive and prolific water lily is prized for its luxurious, wine-coloured blooms, carried above handsome foliage. As with all hardy lilies the flowers close as the sun sets. Good for...

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  • Nymphaea Aurora

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Aurora - Variable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Aurora Variable Water Lily Opening yellow, becoming orange next day, turning dark red by the third. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Small Flowers: June to September Spread: 70cm 90cm Depth: 23cm 40cm Native to British Isles:...

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  • Nymphaea Almost Black

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Almost Black - Red Water Lily Floating gracefully on the surface of the pond in summer, the flowers of this outstanding water lily are an intense, plum colour. The emerging foliage has a striking bronze flush, turning green as it matures. This...

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  • Oxygenator
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    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil

    Myriophyllum crispatum - Upright water milfoil This attractive foliage rises above the water and produces small reddish flowers. Flowers: June - Jul Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 0 - 25 cm Max Height: 15 - 25 cm Native to British...

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    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red- Red Water Lily Valued for its dainty, compact habit, this exceptionally pretty water lily has well-formed, prolific deep red blooms and elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra  - Pygmy Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra - Pygmy Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra  - Pygmy Red Water Lily The flowers of this exquisite water lily open reddish-pink and darken gracefully as they age. Its compact habit makes it perfect for even the smallest ponds as it is the tiniest blooms of the red...

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    Nymphaea Xiafei

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Xiafei Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Xiafei Water Lily Bred in China, and introduced at the beginning of the 21st century, this highly attractive water lily has petite red blooms and green foliage, edged with scarlet. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower...

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  • Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily  Premium Variety Highly sought-after, this relatively new variety can be hard to find. The flower is very dark red, almost black and never fails to impress. The handsome green foliage provides a perfect...

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  • Nymphaea James Brydon

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea James Brydon - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea James Brydon - Red Water Lily The cup-shaped flowers of this enchanting water lily are a rich carmine-red, and look very striking set against the green, maroon-flecked foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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    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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  • 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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil

    Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil Pretty, sharply jagged toothed leaves divided into leaflets.  The stem is a reddish brown vine-like structure from which the red-purple flowers extend. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    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
    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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    Nymphaea Conqueror - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Conqueror - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Conqueror - Red Water Lily This popular lily is free flowering with large, deep rose-red blooms. It has slightly darker and larger flowers than Nymphaea Attraction.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun...

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  • Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily The unusually large, globe-shaped flowers of this lovely water lily are a deep pink that darkens gracefully as they age and surrounded by prolific green foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    Nymphaea Masaniello Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Masaniello Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Masaniello Red Water Lily The cup-shaped showy blooms of this shapely water lily are a deep rose colour.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Spread: 70cm -...

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    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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    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily Beautiful, fragrant, bright red flower with lighter edges. Prolific & long bloomer. Foliage dark green, almost round leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Astilbe red - False goats beard

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Astilbe red - False goats beard

    Astilbe red - False goats beard Dark green foliage, bright red plumed flowers. Grows better in shaded areas and must be kept moist. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height:...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Scrophularia auriculata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scrophularia auriculata - Water figwort

    Scrophularia auriculata - Water figwort Tall heart-shaped nettle-like leaves on square stem.  Small maroon flowers appear in summer Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Max...

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    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily Attractively splashed with crimson, the rosy pink satellite blooms of this free-flowering water lily are delightful.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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    Gunnera Magellanica - Devils Strawberry

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Gunnera Magellanica - Devils Strawberry

    Gunnera Magellanica - Devils Strawberry This evergreen plant is excellent for groundcover. At only 10 cm tall, it is not to be confused with it's giant relative Gunnera manicata which is over 2 m tall. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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    Scrophularia auriculata variegata - Variegated water figwort

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scrophularia auriculata variegata - Variegated water figwort

    Scrophularia auriculata variegata - Variegated water figwort Attractive and striking cream and green variegated leaves tend to hide the somewhat insignificant maroon flowers.  A great addition to a pond Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily

    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily This attractive small to medium sized lily has dark, wine red cup shaped blooms and dark, reddish green leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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    Nymphaea Rembrandt - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Rembrandt - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Sunny Pink Water Lily Prolific blooming red lily over red-green leaves. Semi-double flowers. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Medium Flowers: June to September Spread: 60cm 100cm Depth: 30cm-100cm Position: Full Sun Home Delivery We...

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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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