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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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    Euphorbia palustris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Euphorbia palustris - Marsh spurge

    Euphorbia palustris - Marsh spurge Bright greenish-yellow flowers form in large terminal clusters in late spring. The fresh-green leaves often turn yellow and orange in autumn.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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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    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait

    Iris sibirica 'Pink Parfait' This unusual iris has a flower that is more like a rose than an iris. The numerous petals are a pinkish, lavender. As with all sibirica it prefers damp rather than waterlogged soil. All iris tubers are harmful if eaten.Pond...

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    Ligularia den Desdemona

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ligularia den Desdemona

    Ligularia den Desdemona Branched heads of large orange, daisy-like flowers are held well above the large handsome round beetroot red foliage. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate:...

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    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern

    Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis - Long stemmed pale green fronds, sensitive to frost, hence the name. This accommodating fern will grow in fairly dry ground as well as damper areas where it can spread in a dense carpet...

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  • Polystichum polyblepharum

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Polystichum polyblepharum - Japanese tassel fern

    Polystichum polyblepharum - Japanese tassel fern Polystichum polyblepharum - Forms a tidy clump of arching dark green, evergreen  fronds with a glossy finishPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers:...

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    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Comanche - Variable Water Lily An attractive changeable, the flowers open a bronze colour changing to a deep pink by the third day. The leaves have maroon flecksPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun -...

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    Nymphaea Yellow Sensation Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Yellow Sensation Water Lily

    Nymphaea Yellow Sensation Water Lily With its pale yellow petals and golden centres, the superbly-proportioned blooms of this popular water lily look sensational against the evergreen foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Primula denticulata

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Primula denticulata

    Primula denticulata The drum stick shaped flowers have small yellow centres. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Mar - Apr Growth Rate: Slow Max Height: 30cm Recommended Planting Depth: 0cm (moisture...

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    Athyrium otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern

    Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Eared lady fern Athyrium Otoph Okanum - Bright green fronds supported on dark red tinted stems. Athyriums are known as lady ferns due to their graceful appearance. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Camassia esculenta

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Camassia esculenta Quamash - Common camas lily

    Camassia esculenta Quamash - Common camas lily Blue, hyacinth-like flowers surmount star like leaves. It grows in wet meadows and on banks of streams. The bulbs were used as the staple diet of Native Americans. Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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  • British Native
    Carex riparia - Greater pond sedge

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Carex riparia - Greater pond sedge

    Carex riparia  - Greater pond sedge A coarse grass with broad leaves and brown spikelets. It is larger than the other sedges which makes it popular with landscapers for architectural, native plating schemes.Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    Iris louisiana - Sea Wisp

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    Iris louisiana - Sea Wisp

    Iris louisiana - Sea Wisp This beautiful Iris has large, delicate powder blue flowers with contrasting green foliage.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin

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    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin

    Lychnis flos cuculi 'Terry's Pink' - Dwarf ragged robin A more compact version of Lychnis flos-cuculi. The flower stem is just as tall but the plant is more compact. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

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    Aruncus sylvester

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Aruncus sylvester

    Aruncus sylvester It’s pretty foliage sets off an abundance of tapering plumes of frothy cream blossom.  The leaves turn an impressive, autumnal yellow colour later in the year. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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    Colocasia Rubra Black Magic - Elephant Ear

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    Colocasia Rubra Black Magic - Elephant Ear

    Colocasia Rubra Black Magic - Elephant Ear Stunning large dark leaves. It has a yellow flower but this is often hidden by the leaves. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Aug Growth Rate: Medium Max...

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  • louisiana waihi wedding iris

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris Louisiana - Waihi Wedding

    Iris louisiana waihi wedding White ruffled flowers with attractive lime green throat and signals. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: June - Jul Growth...

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  • Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno'

    Iris pseudacorus 'Flore Pleno' Very striking, bright deep lemon yellow double flowers.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - July Growth Rate:...

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    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip

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    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip

    Primula florindae - Giant Cowslip This giant cowslip, has heart-shaped leaves and soft yellow bell-shaped sweetly scented flowers that are held high above the plant. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: May -...

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    Scirpus tabernaemontani 'Albescens' - Striped bulrush

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    Scirpus tabernaemontani 'Albescens' - Striped bulrush

    Scirpus tabernaemontani 'Albescens' - Striped bulrush Tall cylindrical hollow foliage with green and white vertical variegations. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate: Fast Max Height:...

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    Darmera peltata - Peltiphyllum peltatum

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    Darmera peltata - Peltiphyllum peltatum

    Darmera peltata - Peltiphyllum peltatum White or rose coloured flowers bloom in spring before the large round scalloped edged leaves appear. These provide interesting pool side foliage and turn red in autumn. Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    Ligularia przewalskii

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Ligularia przewalskii

    Ligularia przewalskii Tall, bright yellow flower spikes rise above the interestingly, heavily cut leaves. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Max Height: 120cm Recommended...

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    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern

    Matteuccia struthiopteris - Shuttlecock fern Matteuccia struthiopteris - Very graceful with pale green drooping fronds giving the effect of a giant shuttlecockPond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: None Growth...

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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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    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato

    Sagittaria latifolia - Duck potato Long, large, striking arrow-shaped leaves this is an excellent plant for structural foliage. It has small white flowers with yellow centres that turn green.  Called Duck potato as ducks like the egg shaped tubers...

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    Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'

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    Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'

    Hosta 'Bressingham Blue' Striking blue leaves make it an attractive addition to a shady moist area. The white flowers stand elegantly above the leaves. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jul - Aug Growth Rate:...

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    Iris ensata 'Eileen's Dream'

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    Iris ensata 'Eileen's Dream'

    Iris ensata 'Eileen's Dream' This striking iris has a beautiful, double, deep purple flower. It prefers moist soil, making it perfect for damp areas. As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten. Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in...

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    Iris robusta 'Gerald Derby'

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    Iris robusta 'Gerald Derby'

    Iris robusta 'Gerald Derby' Large mauve-blue flowers with attractive purple stained leaves. New foliage is purple with purple to black flower stems.  As with all iris the tubers are harmful if eaten.  Pond ready – This plant comes ready...

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    Nymphaea Solfatare Variable Colour Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Solfatare Variable Colour Water Lily

    Nymphaea Solfatare Water Lily Opening yellow, the shapely blooms of this attractive lily become orange on their second day and turn red by the third. It’s an ideal choice for any size of pond. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains...

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  • British Native
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     Butterbur Petasites hybridus

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    Petasites hybridus - Butterbur

    Petasites hybridus - Butterbur The pink club-like flowers appear, sometimes as early as February. The large round leaves about 30cm in diameter are a little like a miniature gunnera. The leaves were used to wrap around butter before the days of...

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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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