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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 plants and oxygenators to floaters, bog plants and stunning water lilies, our pond plant collections have been carefully selected and can be combined to suit different pool sizes and types.

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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  • Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 2 Litre Planting Baskets 19cm x 19cm Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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  • Nymphaea Albatross

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Albatross - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Albatross White Water Lily Large snow-white flowers, leaves are rich purple changing to deep green with age  Ready to plant basket Flowers: June to September Size: Medium Spread: 60cm 100cm Depth: 30cm - 70cm Native to British Isles:...

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  • Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

    Pond Plants UK

    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. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above...

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  • Stachys palustris

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    Stachys palustris - Marsh woundwort

    Stachys palustris - Marsh woundwort Aquatic Ponds Plants Branched hairy plant with spikes of bright purple flowers Flowers: June - September Growth Rate: Fast Depth: 1 - 15cm Max Height: 60 - 120cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect...

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  • Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Gladstoniana - White Water Lily Very large cup-shaped blooms with golden stamens. Dark green foliage In Aquatic basket ready to plant Flowers: June to September Size: Large Spread: 75cm 180cm Depth: 50cm - 100cm Native to British...

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  • Iris sibirica

    Pond Plants UK

    Iris sibirica - Siberian flag

    Iris sibirica - Siberian flag Iris Attractive, free flowering blue with a white and yellow throat. Despite its name, this plant is a native of Europe, not Siberia. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If...

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  • Orontium

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    Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club

    Orontium aquaticum - Golden Club This unusual plant has attractive yellow flower spikes on white stems. It has numerous flowers prior to the leaves growing large ensuring they stand out clearly. Do not remove the pot as damaging the roots will...

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  • Juncus effusus

    Pond Plants UK

    Juncus effusus - Soft rush - Smooth rush

    Juncus effusus var spiralis - Corkscrew 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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  • Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Black Princess - Red Water Lily Very dark burgundy flowers with green foliage - very rare across the world With aquatic basket ready to plant Flowers: June to September Size: Medium Spread: 90cm 100cm Depth: 15cm - 90cm Native to British Isles:...

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  • Nymphaea James Brydon

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    Nymphaea James Brydon - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea James Brydon Red Water Lily A fine red flower which is exquisitely scented In aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Medium Flowers: June to September Spread: 70cm 90cm Depth: 30cm 70cm Native to British Isles: No Perfect For Pollinators: No...

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  • Round 2L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Round 2L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 2 Litre Planting Baskets 17cm Diameter Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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  • Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Pink Water Lily

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Water Lily Wonderfully free-flowering and showy, the large, pale pink blooms of this attractive water lily look stunning against the elegant foliage. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the...

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  • Nymphaea Wanvisa

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Wanvisa - Changeable Water Lily Premium Variety

    Nymphaea Wanvisa Water Lily The flowers of this award winning Unique variety are predominantly pink with cream flecks. However they can sometimes be part or all yellow Wanvisa was the first hardy water lily to be voted best new water lily, in 2010. Its...

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  • Nymphaea Colonel A J

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch Water Lily

    Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch 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 Viviparous as it occasionally...

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  • Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge

    Pond Plants UK

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge

    Carex pendula - Pendulous sedge Dark green leathery leaves grow upward then droop to form a weeping mound Flowers: July - Augustl Growth Rate: Fast Depth: 0 - 15 cm Max Height: 40 - 60cm Native to British Isles: Yes Perfect For Pollinators:...

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  • Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace

    Pond Plants UK

    Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace

    Typha latifolia - Greater reed mace Aquatic Ponds Plants Branched hairy plant with spikes of bright purple flowers Flowers: July - September Growth Rate: Invasive Depth: 1 - 40cm Max Height: 200 - 240cm Native to British...

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  • Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Hexagonal 3L Pond Plant Baskets

    Hexagonal 3 Litre Planting Baskets 18cm x 21cm  Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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  • Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Mayla - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Mayla Pink Water Lily The rich, fuschia-pink blooms of this gorgeous water lily make a stylish statement in the summer pond, and are surrounded by elegant foliage  Contained in aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Medium Flowers: June...

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  • Athyrium filix femina - Lady Fern

    Pond Plants UK

    Athyrium filix femina - Lady Fern

    Athyrium filix femina - Lady Fern Looks great around any pond, water garden or just in a damp corner of the garden. This pretty native fern has tufts of tall, lacy, pale green arching foliage. Native Fern Moisture Loving Part shade...

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  • Juncus effusus var spiralis

    Pond Plants UK

    Juncus effusus var spiralis - Corkscrew rush

    Juncus effusus var spiralis - Corkscrew rush  This evergreen is a must-have for any small pond. It has an unusual corkscrew twist to the cylindrical foliage. Although evergreen, cutting it back in early spring encourages fresh new growth...

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  • Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil

    Pond Plants UK

    Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil

    Potentilla palustris - Marsh cinquefoil Marginal Aquatic Pond Plants Large toothed leaves divided into leaflets with red-purple flowers Flowers: June - September Growth Rate: Medium Depth: 0 - 10cm Max Height: 30 - 50cm Native to British...

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  • Iris pseudacorus bastardii

    Pond Plants UK

    Iris pseudacorus bastardii

    Iris pseudacorus bastardii Vigorous broad green foliage with lovely pale creamy-yellow flowers which make it an attractive alternative to Iris pseudacorus. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. If trimming left...

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  • Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

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    Round 3.5L Pond Plant Baskets

    Round 3.5 Litre Planting Baskets 23cm Diameter Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

    From £6.00 £6.00
  • 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 Large double rose pink-flowers In aquatic basket ready to plant Growth Rate: Medium Flowers: June to September Spread: 75cm 100cm Depth: 30cm 90cm Native to British Isles: No Perfect For...

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  • Nymphaea Paul Hariot

    Pond Plants UK

    Nymphaea Paul Hariot Water Lily

    Nymphaea Paul Hariot  Changeable Water Lily  Apricot yellow changing to orange-pink. Maroon spotted foliage Size: Large Spread: 80cm 100cm Depth: 30cm - 90cm Native to British Isles: n/a Perfect For Pollinators: n/a Position: Full...

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  • oxygen plant contour

    Pond Plants UK

    Mixed 8 Litre Oxygenating Contour

    Mixed 8 Litre Oxygenating Contour Basket A selection of oxygenating marginal pond plants in a handy 8 litre contour basket Planted and ready to be added directly to the pond This contour includes some of the best oxygenating plants, and only the best...

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  • Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris

    Pond Plants UK

    Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris

    Iris ensata - Japanese clematis iris Varying coloured clematis type flowers, often boldly marked. The leaves form dense clumps. After foliage has died back in Autumn cut back to just above the water surface. Prefers moist to boggy soils. Tubers are...

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  • Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Anglo Aquatics

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10

    Hessian Aquatic Planter Squares 45cm Pack of 10  Hessian is traditionally used in water gardening to help hold the aquatic compost around the plant and restrain it from running into the water, while still allowing roots to grow. pack of ten

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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 Peach coloured fragrant blooms Aquatic basket ready to plant Flowers: June to September Size: Large Spread: 120cm 150cm Depth: 45cm - 90cm Native to British Isles: n/a Perfect For Pollinators: n/a Position:...

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  • Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    World of Water

    Square 10L Pond Plant Baskets

    Square 10 Litre Planting Baskets 29cm x 29cm x 19cm Mesh baskets allow water to move between the compost inside the container and the surrounding water, allowing essential movement of gases and nutrients to the plant roots. These baskets are of a...

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