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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
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    Ranunculus aquatilis Pack of 5 Bunches

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ranunculus aquatilis Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Ranunculus Aquatilis - Water crowsfoot - bunched An excellent oxygenator, it has three leaf forms, two above the surface and one below. It can grow in fast flowing or still water. It can often be seen in fast flowing rivers around the UK, a...

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  • Flowering Most Of The Year
    Aponogeton distachyos

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    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn

    Aponogeton distachyos - Water Hawthorn Oval-shaped leaves with sweetly scented snow-white waxy flowers with brown spots. The water hawthorn flowers most of the year.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar to Jul...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort -  Pack of 5 Bunches

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    Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Callitriche stagnalis - Starwort One of few submerged plants active in autumn and winter. Goldfish are partial to the young succulent leaves & many insects shelter in their tangled masses. In fast flowing water the leaves are held below the...

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  • British Native
    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Alba - White Water Lily Britain’s only native water lily has handsome green foliage and white, but not prolific, flowers. Best grown about 1 metre deep, but it can grow in up to 3 metres of water if allowed to adjust very gradually, since...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Albida

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    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 -...

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba  - Pygmy White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba - Pygmy White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba - Pygmy White Water Lily This enchanting water lily has miniature, cup-shaped white flowers and is the smallest of the white lilies.  It is well suited to patio pools and small, shallow water features. Pond ready –...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris pseudacorus alba

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    Iris pseudacorus alba

    Iris pseudacorus  alba Broad green foliage and large creamy white flowers. The signal is etched in charcoal grey.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
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    Stratiotes aloides

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    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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  • Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily This much sought-after water lily has exquisitely-shaped, semi-double, pure white flowers surrounded by elegant green foliage. Hardy water lilies are dependable and flower over a long summer season.Pond ready...

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  • Oxygenator
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    Hydrocotyle nova zealand

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    Hydrocotyle nova zealand - Miniature pennywort

    Hydrocotyle nova zealand - Miniature pennywort - Oxygenator Plants  Minute round leaves – spreading habit Flowers: April - June Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 0 - 25cm Max Height: 10 - 15cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect For...

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  • Oxygenator
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    Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides variegata

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    Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides variegata - Crystal confetti

    Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides variegata - Crystal confetti - Oxygenator Plants  Forms a carpet of miniature round leaves edged with cream Flowers: April - June Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 0 - 25cm Max Height: 10 - 15cm Native to British...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum  - Water Cress

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    Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum - Water Cress

    Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum  - Water Cress Dark green foliage with small white flowers.  Commonly called watercress it is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables. It should only be eaten if grown in a known clean water source. Pond ready...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Sagittaria sagittifolia

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    Sagittaria sagittifolia - Arrowhead

    Sagittaria sagittifolia - Arrowhead Long arrow-shaped leaves. White flowers with dark purple almost black centres.  The tubers are reported to be edible but we would not advise this. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Snow Princess White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Snow Princess Water Lily This miniature water lily is similar to Pygmaea alba but is more free flowering. It is well suited to patio pools and small, shallow water features. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually...

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  • Nymphaea Gonnere

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    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gonnere - White Water Lily This water lily has pure white, double flowers with attractive golden centres. A good variety for medium to large ponds and lakes.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Nymphaea Albatross

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    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily As it matures, the rich purple foliage of this elegant variety turns to an attractive green. The luxuriant flowers are brilliant white. This is a graceful, easy-to-grow plant, ideal for any medium to large pond.Pond...

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  • Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily An outstanding choice for large ponds and lakes, this wonderfully showy white water lily has impressively large, cup-shaped blooms with golden stamens. The foliage is dark green. It makes a good alternative to...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
    Alisma plantago aquaticum

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    Alisma plantago aquaticum - Water plantain

    Alisma plantago aquaticum - Water plantain  When mature this plant sends up many flower stems with multiple delicate white flowers and broad, lanceolate leaves.  It is also said to be a cure for rabies hence it is sometimes called Mad Dog weed...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not MYOSSN

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    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not

    Myosotis scorpioides 'Snowflakes' - White water forget-me-not As Myosotis scorpioides but with white flowers. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 30cm Recommended...

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  • Houttuynia cordata

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    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

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    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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  • Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant

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    Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant

    Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant It has white flowers, made of numerous bracts, which are prolific from May to September. The leaves, as other Houttuynias, have an attractive orange peel scent, hence it's common name.Pond ready...

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  • British Native
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    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain

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    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain

    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain This unusual, rare plant has oval leaves that float on the water surface when grown in shallow water, but narrow long leaves in deeper areas where it can be grown up to 4m deep. It flowers prolifically when very...

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  • Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily

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    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily

    Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' - Arum lily Glossy arrow-shaped leaves, large white arum flowers with a yellow spathe. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Aug Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

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    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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  • British Native
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    Baldellia ranunculoides  - Lesser water plantain

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    Baldellia ranunculoides - Lesser water plantain

    Baldellia ranunculoides  - Lesser water plantain A delicate little plant that produces a profusion of small, very pale lilac flowers amidst dense lime-green foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

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    Nymphaea Perry's Double White - Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Perry's Double White - Water Lily

    Nymphaea Perry's Double White - Water Lily Striking white lily with a double layer of white petals. Hybridized in 1990 by the celebrated American breeder Perry D. Slocum, this free-flowering water lily has striking white flowers with a double layer of...

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  • Houttuynia cordata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo'

    Houttuynia cordata 'Boo Boo' The colourful, scented leaves turn bright red in Autumn. The leaves have an interestingly crinkled effect, unlike the other Houttuynia, this variety is a slightly darker in colour than Chameleon.Pond ready – This plant...

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    Calla palustris - Bog or water arum lily

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    Calla palustris - Bog or water arum lily

    Calla palustris - Bog or water arum lily A rambling plant with heart-shaped leaves, white flowers are followed by bright red seed heads. This is one of the very few plants known to be pollinated by snails as they are attracted by the flower's scent.Pond...

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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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