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Pond Plants for Colour

Looking for colourful pond plants to make a big impact in your garden? We’ve put together a collection of flowering and foliage pond plants for year-round colour, featuring bright marginals and bog plants, oxygenators, floating plants and beautiful water lilies. Here you’ll find bold reds, yellows, pinks and purples, set in vibrant green foliage. Whether you grow them in a large or small pond or even a container, these eye-catching pond plants are guaranteed to brighten up your garden.


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Dwarf Water Lily | Nymphaea Xiafei

Chinese waterlily with little Magenta blooms

1 option from from £22.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • A sun-loving plant
  • Flowers all summer from June to September
  • A small waterlily, perfect for more compact ponds
5 Water Violet Plants| Oxygenating | 9cm Pots

Ferny foliage dotted with lilac

1 option from from £15.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • Grows best in partial shade
  • Flowering from June to August
  • Spirals of lilac purple flowers
Water Forget-Me-Not | Myosotis scorpioides

Clusters of blue with sunny yellow centres

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade
  • Long flowering from May to September
  • A prolifically flowering native plant
Ornamental Colour Collection

Colourful plants for a beautiful pond

3 options from from £15.00
  • Everything you need for year-round colour
  • Expertly curated plants in a variety of colours, types and sizes
  • Hardy, easy care perennials that really make a splash!
  • The easy way to brighten up your pond
Marsh Marigold

Heart shaped leaves, loved by bees

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grows best in full sun to partial shade
  • Flowers during March and April
  • A native plant which is highly attractive to pollinators
Purple Loosestrife | Lythrum salicaria

Eyecatching magenta blooms

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grows best in full sun
  • Flowers from July to September
  • Spectacular tall pink blooms
Nymphoides peltata | Yellow Floating Heart

Floating star shaped yellow blooms

1 option from £15.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • Best grown in full sun
  • Long flowering season from May to September
  • Ideal for small ponds and containers
Bog Pimpernel | Anagallis tenella

An evergreen carpet of tiny pink blooms

3 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun
  • Long flowering period from June to September
  • A low growing plant for pond edges, rock and bog gardens
Snakes Head Fritillary | Fritillaria meleagris

Amazing chequered blooms

2 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 1 - Pondside
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
  • Spring flowering from April to May
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
Iris sibirica

The perfect shade of blue

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers throughout May and June
  • Prefers moist to boggy soil - ideal for pond borders and bog gardens
Red Water Lily | Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red

Compact, prolific and vibrant red

1 option from £22.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • A sun-loving plant
  • Flowers all summer from June to September
  • A small waterlily, perfect for more compact ponds
Iris pseudacorus

The UK native flag iris

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers from May to July
  • Grow in shallow water, beds or borders
Yellow Dwarf Water Lily | Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola

A pond full of stars

2 options from from £22.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • Thrives in a sunny spot
  • Flowers all summer from June to September
  • Dwarf waterlily, an extra small variety ideal for mini ponds and shallow water features
Iris ensata | Japanese Clematis Iris

Outstanding colour and form

3 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers throughout May and June
  • Loves pond edges, bog gardens and borders
Marsh Woundwort | Stachys palustris

Bright pinks and purples all summer long

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Free flowering from June to August
  • Bright pink and purple blooms that bees love!
James Brydon Water Lily | Nymphaea

Award winning red waterlily

1 option from £30.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • Perfect for a sunny pond
  • Flowers all summer from June to September
  • A medium waterlily ideal for middle sized to large ponds.
Variable Water Lily | Nymphaea Aurora

Glorious colour changes

2 options from from £22.00
  • Zone 3 - Deep Water
  • Flowers best in full sun
  • Flowers all summer from June to September
  • A small waterlily, perfect for more compact ponds
Mimulus cupreus | Red Emperor

Brilliant red trumpet-shaped flowers

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grows best in full sun
  • Summer flowering from June to August
  • A compact, colourful plant to attract pollinators
Cuckoo Flower

Ferny foliage dotted with pink

3 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 1 - Pondside
  • Partial shade to full shade
  • Flowers from April to June
  • A native plant ideal for a wildlife garden
Lesser Spearwort | Ranunculus flammula

Long-flowering, floating buttercups

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Plant in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowering from June to September
  • Buttercup like flowers to attract bees and butterflies
Pickerel Rush | Pontederia cordata

Tall, free-flowering rushes

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Loves a sunny spot
  • Free flowering from July to September
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
Golden Creeping Jenny | Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

Glorious gold foliage sprinkled with flowers

3 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers throughout June and July
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
Water Plantain | Alisma plantago aquaticum

Tall stems of light, fragrant flowers

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers from May to August
  • Brings height and interest to pond margins and water gardens
Ragged Robin

Tall stems of rose-pink pompoms

4 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers from May to August
  • A native plant attractive to bees and butterflies

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