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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 Darwin - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia) Water Lily This free flowering lily bares beautiful, large, soft pink double flowers which can sometimes be seen at late as October or early November. Good for medium to large ponds.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    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 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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  • 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 Colorado

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Colorado - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Colorado - Pink Water Lily An excellent selection for medium and large ponds, this choice water lily is prized for its cactus-shaped, salmon-pink flowers. They stand elegantly above the water and continue to flower a full month after most...

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  • Nymphaea Virginalis - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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 Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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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    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 Colonel A J

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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 Conqueror - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Conqueror - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Conqueror - Red Water Lily This popular lily is free flowering with large, deep rose-red blooms. It has slightly darker and larger flowers than Nymphaea Attraction.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun...

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  • Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mrs Richmond - Red Water Lily The unusually large, globe-shaped flowers of this lovely water lily are a deep pink that darkens gracefully as they age and surrounded by prolific green foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Vesuve Red Water Lily Beautiful, fragrant, bright red flower with lighter edges. Prolific & long bloomer. Foliage dark green, almost round leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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  • Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gloire de Temple Sur Lot Pink Water Lily The very unusual and attractive flower is often considered to be Marliac's ultimate hybrid. The flowers can have upward of 100 petals and are large as are the leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea carnea - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Nymphaea Marliacea carnea - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Carnea - Pink Water Lily  Free-flowering and showy, the large blooms of this attractive water lily are pale pink at the base of the petals gradually changing to white at the tips.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted...

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    Nymphaea Venusta - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Venusta - Pink Water Lily Pale rose petals with darker stamens. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Large Depth: 40cm-100cm Position: Full Sun Home Delivery We currently do not ship this product to Scottish Highlands and islands,...

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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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