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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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    Oxygenating Pond Plant Collection

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Oxygenating Plant Collection

    Oxygenating Plant Collection  Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Considered one of the most important group of plants in a pond. An oxygenator is the term applied to a wide variety of  plants...

    From £26.99 £26.99
  • Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Wildlife

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marginal Plant Collection for Wildlife

    Marginal Plant Collection for Wildlife Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Some marginal plants are particularly good for attracting wildlife, not only helping hide small critters underwater, or allowing...

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  • Marginal Pond Plant Collection for Colour

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Marginal Plant Collection for Colour

    Marginal Plant Collection for Colour  Pond ready – These plants come ready potted in aquatic soil with baskets Time to spruce up your pond with some cheerful marginal plants? Let our expert nursery staff choose from hundreds of varieties to...

    From £26.99 £26.99
  • 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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    Miniature pond collection with a lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Miniature pond collection with a lily

    Miniature pond collection with a lily  A selection of a 1 Litre pygmy Lily (either Red, Yellow or  White depending on what looks best at the time) with an assortment of 5 further 1 Litre marginal plants. This collection is ideal for a...

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    bunched oxygenator ranunculas  Hottonia

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    Bunched Oxygenator of the Week

    5 x Bunched  Oxygenator Of The Week We have introduced a new oxy of the week, this will included 5 bunches of oxygenating weed The best looking oxygenator will be chosen at the time of dispatch    

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  • Miniature pond collection with a deep water aquatic plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Miniature pond collection with a deep water aquatic plant

    Miniature pond collection with a deep water aquatic plant A selection of a 1 Litre deep water aquatic plant depending on what looks best at the time, with an assortment of 5 further 1 Litre marginal plants. This collection is ideal for a miniature pond...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
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    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose

    Primula vialii - Vial's primrose An unusual conical spike of dainty purple flowers appearing from the bright red buds. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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    Primula beesiana

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula beesiana

    Primula beesiana Purple mauve candelabra type flowers stand out above the foliage. All primulas do well in heavy soil well enriched with humus. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate:...

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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Primula Vulgaris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula Vulgaris - Wild Primrose

    Primula Vulgaris - Wild Primrose The native Primrose has abundant soft yellow flowers with light green leaves very early in spring, before the other primulas. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar -...

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    Primula japonica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula japonica

    Primula japonica The candelabra type flower is a beautiful crimson held above the foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 60cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm...

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  • British Native
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    Primula Veris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula Veris - Cowslip

    Primula Veris - Cowslip Our common native cowslip produces several clusters of small yellow flowers on 15cm tall stems. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Apr - Jun Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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    Primula denticulata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula denticulata

    Primula denticulata The drum stick shaped flowers have small yellow centres. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar - Apr Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 30cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm (moisture...

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    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip

    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip This giant cowslip, has heart-shaped leaves and soft yellow bell-shaped sweetly scented flowers that are held high above the plant. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

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    Primula bulleyana

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula bulleyana

    Primula bulleyana Orange candelabra type flowers stand high above the foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 75cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm (moisture...

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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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