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Water Lilies

Pond Water Lilies

The water lily is the most exquisite pond plant. With a stunning variety of colours and flowers.

World of Water’s range of water lilies for sale both online and in-store will give you months of pleasure during the summer and enhance the pond environment creating interest and texture in the deeper water section of your water garden.



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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 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 Odorata Firecrest - Pink Water Lily

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    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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  • 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 Rembrandt - Red Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Rembrandt - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Sunny Pink Water Lily Prolific blooming red lily over red-green leaves. Semi-double flowers. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Medium Flowers: June to September Spread: 60cm 100cm Depth: 30cm-100cm Position: Full Sun Home Delivery We...

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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 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 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 Darwin - Pink Water Lily

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    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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  • British Native
    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 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 Arc-En-Ciel

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    Nymphaea Arc-En-Ciel - White Water Lily

    Nymphaea Arc-En-Ciel - White Water Lily Pretty white, pink blushed starlike shaped flowers. Larger blooms have a pronounced sweet smell. Not as prolifically flowering as other lilies but the unique variegated foliage with red-brown marbled or with...

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    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily

    Nymphaea Catchwater Dream Water Lily The initial peach flower matures to pink grapefruit colour contrasting with the mottled green leaves. Prolific flowering, ideal for medium ponds.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic...

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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 Conqueror - Red Water Lily

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    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 Froebelii Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily

    Nymphaea Froebelii Water Lily This attractive small to medium sized lily has dark, wine red cup shaped blooms and dark, reddish green leaves.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate:...

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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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  • 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 Madame Wilfron Gonnere - Pink Water Lily

    UK Grown Pond Plants

    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 Masaniello Red Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Masaniello Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Masaniello Red Water Lily The cup-shaped showy blooms of this shapely water lily are a deep rose colour.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth Rate: Medium Spread: 70cm -...

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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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    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 Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily

    Nymphaea Perry's Fire Opal - Pink Water Lily The deep pink double flowers of this graceful water lily look superb against the fiery, multi-coloured foliage.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily

    Nymphaea Rene Gerard - Red Water Lily Attractively splashed with crimson, the rosy pink satellite blooms of this free-flowering water lily are delightful.Pond ready – This plant comes ready potted in aquatic soil Flowers: Jun - Sep Growth...

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    Nymphaea Sunrise Yellow Water Lily

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    Nymphaea Sunrise Yellow Water Lily

    Nymphaea Sunrise - Yellow Water Lily This canary-yellow lily with stellate blooms on hairy stem that stand well above the water, tends only to flower well during warm, sunny weather. It is ideal for a pond in a conservatory or greenhouse.Pond ready...

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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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    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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  • 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 Aurora

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    Nymphaea Aurora - Variable Water Lily

    Nymphaea Aurora Variable Water Lily Opening yellow, becoming orange next day, turning dark red by the third. Aquatic basket ready to plant Size: Small Flowers: June to September Spread: 70cm 90cm Depth: 23cm 40cm Native to British Isles:...

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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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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.

Do I need water lilies in my pond

Deep water plant such as water lilies are not just about looking pretty. The water lily plays a key role in the health of your pond by providing essential shade and surface cover for your fish and water life as well as helping reduce algae growth by inhibiting light levels. Water lilies also absorb a large amount of nutrients (nitrates) from the pond during their growth season, reducing this available food source from any pesty algae.

Water lily types & sizes

We stock a huge range of water lilies all suitable for UK ponds. For smaller ponds and small water features such as a half barrel we have small water lilies including a number of pygmaea lilies varieties. For an average size garden pond we suggest buying a water lily for our medium lly range with a spreads upto 100 cm and a planting depth between 30-90 cms depending on variety. The large ponds, lakes and water garden we have a range of large lilies that will a much spread if left unchecked and can be planted down to 150 cms.

How many water Lilies

As a rule of thumb we suggest the average garden pond should be approx two thirds covered by leaves in the summer. This can be achieved with water lilies, floating pond plants, rafting marginal plants or deep water plants such as water hawthorn which has the benefit of being in leaf earlier in the season.

Rough Guide to the numbers of water lilies recommended to establish a new pond
Pond Surface Area 2m2  4m2  6m2  8m2 10m2  12m2
Water Lilies 1 2 3 3 4 5

Other Pond Plants Types

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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