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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
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Mentha aquatica

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint

    Mentha aquatica - Water mint A strong mint scented herb, covered with pinkish lilac flower heads.  It used to be grown for it's essential oils. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Oct Growth Rate:...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

    Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock' Stunning, giant, deep purple, near-black blooms adorn this beautiful Iris.  As with all louisiana iris it is ideal for the pond as it loves plenty of moisture.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten...

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  • British Native
    Juncus effusus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Juncus effusus - Soft rush - Smooth rush

    Juncus effusus - Soft rush - Smooth rush Very erect, dark green stems and brown seed heads. Clumps will spread by creeping rhizomes. Can self seed.  It was used to be make into mats and was probably the rush strewn over the floor in many of...

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  • British Native
    carex pendula

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge Dark green leathery leaves grow upward then droop to form a weeping mound. The pendulous seed heads can often be seen by streams and brooks.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul...

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  • Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ - Orange peel plant

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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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    Glyceria maxima variegata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Glyceria maxima variegata - Variegated sweet grass

    Glyceria maxima variegata - Variegated sweet grass A relatively vigorous plant but with attractive pinkie-red striped grass foliage in Spring maturing to yellow & white later in the year. It is graced with purplish-green flowering panicles in late...

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  • Perfect For Pollinators
    RHS Gold Merit
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    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage

    Lysichiton camtschatcensis - White Skunk cabbage As Lysichiton americanus but with white flowers and slightly shorter growing. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Apr - May Growth Rate: Slow Max Height:...

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    Mimulus ringens

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Mimulus ringens - Lavender musk

    Mimulus ringens - Lavender musk Longer & narrower leaves than the other Mimulus varieties with small violet-blue flowers on tall stems. A native of eastern and central North America Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • Dichromena colorata - Star Grass

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Dichromena colorata - Star Grass

    Dichromena colorata - Star Grass A fantastic plant for late in the season as the attractive green and white, star-shaped bracts rise above the grass like foliage and continue into November. Making this previously insignificant plant a great addition to...

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    Carex muskingumensis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex muskingumensis - Musk sedge

    Carex muskingumensis  - Musk sedge An architectural plant with light green feathered finely tapering leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May - Jul Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 75cm Recommended...

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  • British Native
    Juncus inflexus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Juncus inflexus - Hard rush

    Juncus inflexus - Hard rush Tall blue/grey slender leaved rush.  May self-seed in optimum growing conditionsPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: June - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 60cm Recommended...

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    Hosta 'Francee'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hosta 'Francee'

    Hosta 'Francee' Ovate leaves with white margins and lavender/blue funnel shaped flowers. As with all hostas they do best in partly shaded areas where the soil remains moist. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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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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    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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    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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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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