Water lilies & deep water pond plants


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For a well-balanced pond you should aim to have surface cover plants taking up at least 50% of the surface area when in growth and Water lilies are one of the best, most attractive and effective ways of contributing to this.  Water hawthorn is also a favourite of ours and is an excellent companion to lilies as it flowers either side of the main lily season and has a fabulous scent.

Water lilies are the classic pond plant and every pond, whatever size should have at least one!  Apart from looking beautiful they perform a whole host of essential functions in the pond environment, including: keeping the pond cool in hot weather by shading the water from the sun, helping to reduce algae; competing for surplus nutrients in the pond, which also helps to control algae; providing shelter and cover for fish and amphibians; providing egg laying sites for dragonflies and damselflies; and giving perching and roosting sites for insects and amphibians.

They come in many different sizes, so you should be able to find one to suit your pond whether it’s a small container or a large lake. We stock a good selection of sizes and colours including 5 of the 6 water lilies that carry the RHS AGM ‘seal of approval’, including the ChromatellaEscarboucleGladstoniana,  Gonnere and James Brydon.

We have lilies in various sizes from 1 litre to 4 litres so please check the individual lily product page to see which sizes are available.  Lilies supplied in aquatic baskets are topped with gravel and fed with a slow release fertiliser tab prior to dispatch.  Any lily supplied in a solid pot should be potted-up into an aquatic basket before placing in the pond unless you are planning to plant it directly into the soil in a natural pond.

Click here for All You Need to Know about Water lilies.

Please note due to unprecedented demand, we estimate that any order placed now will be dispatched w/c 6th of July.

Our standard courier service is next day, but due to current difficulties caused by Covid-19 we are experiencing some slippage in delivery times. Please bear with us and our fantastic delivery network, APC Overnight, during these difficult times.  The above dispatch date is for new orders: for existing orders dispatch dates are in line with the guidance given on our home page at time of order.  If you did not notice this please email us at accounts@puddleplants.co.uk and we'll give you an estimated dispatch date.  Thanks for your patience.

If you just want to order items from our "Pond Products" page (i.e no plants) these can be dispatched much more quickly (no more than a week) as these do not need the same level of prep as our pampered plants!

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