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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

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    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
    Oxygenator
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    Hottonia palustris - Water Violet - Pack of 5 Bunches

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    Hottonia palustris - Water Violet - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Hottonia palustris - Water Violet Bunched Aquatic Ponds Plants Charming native, bearing handsome, pinnately-divided foliage & whorls of lilac flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 5 - 80cm Max Height: 15 -...

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  • British Native
    Weighted Bunches
    Oxygenator
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    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Bunched

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    Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss - Pack of 5 Bunches

    5 x Fontinalis antipyretica - Willow moss Aquatic Pond Plants Greyish-green in colour with very long branched stems Flowers: May to July Growth Rate: Medium/Slow Depth: 30 - 100cm Max Height: 10cm to surface Native to British Isles:...

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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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  • Nymphaea Attraction Lilies

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    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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

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    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort

    Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious bistort Trailing elongated stems and leaves float on the surface while the bottle brush like, pink flowers rise above the water.  Fast growing in bog gardens and can also grow in quite deep water (80cm). Pond ready...

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  • Nymphaea Charles de Meurville

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    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 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 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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  • 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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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella

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    Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Chromatella - Yellow Water Lily The mottled, olive-green leaves of this majestic water lily provide the perfect setting for its primrose-yellow blooms, which have bright golden stamens.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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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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  • British Native
    Perfect For Pollinators
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    Nuphar lutea

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle

    Nuphar lutea - Brandy bottle The Nuphar lutea is a vigorous plant that is tolerant of running water and heavy shade. The Brandy bottle has a slightly alcoholic smell.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun to...

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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 Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Joey Tomocik - Yellow Water Lily Standing just clear of the surrounding water, the deep lemon blooms of this graceful, free flowering water lily make an impressive sight in the summer pond.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted 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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  • Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily

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    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

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    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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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Pink Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea - Pink Water Lily Wonderfully free-flowering and showy, the large, pale pink blooms of this attractive water lily look stunning against the elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Nymphaea Wanvisa

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    Nymphaea Wanvisa - Changeable Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Wanvisa - Changeable Water Lily    Premium Variety The flowers of this unique variety are predominantly pink with cream flecks but sometimes they are part or all yellow. The leaves are unusually dark and speckled and it grows and...

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  • Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mayla Pink Water Lily The rich, fuchsia-pink blooms of this gorgeous water lily make a stylish statement in the summer pond and are surrounded by elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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  • Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily The large, double, rose-pink blooms of this classic water lily are surrounded by elegant foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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  • Nymphaea Colonel A J

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    Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily

      Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily Canary-yellow flowers stand above the water. The foliage is very prolific, though the plant is not particularly free-flowering.  Over time, it can grow into water up to 3 metres. It is classed as...

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  • Nymphaea Paul Hariot

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    Nymphaea Paul Hariot - Changeable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Paul Hariot  Changeable Water Lily  The flowers of this beguiling water lily open apricot-yellow, and mature to a graceful orange-pink. The foliage displays attractive maroon spots.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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  • British Native
    Oxygenator
    sold out
    Hottonia palustris - Water violet

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Hottonia palustris - Water violet

    Hottonia palustris - Water violet Aquatic Ponds Plants Charming native, bearing handsome, pinnately-divided foliage & whorls of lilac flowers Flowers: June - August Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 5 - 80cm Max Height: 15 - 30cm Native to...

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  • Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins - Yellow Water Lily This hardy, prolific water lily has unusual yellow/peachy flowers with a pink flush. The new leaves are mottled with maroon and turn dark green as they mature. The large blooms rise above the leaves, giving...

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  • Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea

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    Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Odorata sulphurea - Yellow Water Lily This tuberous-rooted variety has attractive, purple-blotched foliage and large, sulphur-yellow flowers.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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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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  • Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Lemon Mist - Yellow Water Lily Surrounded by attractive green foliage, the pale lemon blooms of this stately water lily are free flowering. Outstandingly attractive in the pondPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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