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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 Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola  - Pygmy Yellow Water Lily Prolific tiny star-shaped soft flowers. Green foliage has maroon blotches & streaks In Aquatic basket  Flowers: June to September Size: Dwarf Spread: 30cm - 50cm Depth: 15cm -...

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    Nymphaea Pygmaea alba  - Pygmy White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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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  • Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Odorata Firecrest - Red Water Lily The fragrant flowers of this attractive water lily have petals that lie widely open, and red-tipped stamens that stand erect at the centre.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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  • British Native
    Nymphoides peltata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphoides peltata - Fringed Water Lily

    Nymphoides Peltata - Fringed Water Lily The Nymphoides peltata is a delicate little native plant that spreads across the surface of the pond.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun to Sept Growth Rate:...

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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 Snow Princess White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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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  • British Native
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    Phragmites australis

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Phragmites australis - Norfolk or common reed

    Phragmites australis - Norfolk or common reed Strong growing grass with broad glossy leaves that turn brown in autumn and purple or violet flowers.  This plant is frequently used in sewage treatment beds and it is still used for thatching. Pond...

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    Luronium natans - Floating water plantain

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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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  • British Native
    Scirpus lacustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Scirpus lacustris - Clubrush

    Scirpus lacustris - Clubrush A dark green rush with clusters of chocolate brown flowers near top of stems. Popular with landscapers for native planting schemes to provide cover for wildfowl.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    Phragmites australis Variegatus

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Phragmites australis Variegatus - Variegated Norfolk reed

    Phragmites australis Variegatus - Variegated Norfolk reed Yellow and green variegated foliage.  A useful and attractive plant for filtration beds and not as vigorous as Phragmites australis Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    Typha latifolia variegata - Variegated greater reed mace

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Typha latifolia variegata - Variegated greater reed mace

    Typha latifolia variegata - Variegated greater reed mace Very attractive long green and creamy-white variegated leaves blend with the light brown cigar shaped seed heads. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul...

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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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