Pond Plant Pack - Wildlife/Native (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)


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Pond Plant Pack - Wildlife/Native (Pack of 5 Plug Plants)
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  • Encourage wildlife to your garden and pond
  • This pack will contain 5 different cold-water pond plant
  • Collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK
  • Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive.

Encouraging wildlife into your garden has now become a very important part of gardening. Adding a pond or water feature is singularly one of the best things you can do to encourage all types of wildlife to your garden.

This collection has been put together by the leading grower of cold-water pond plants in the UK. We guarantee you will not find better quality anywhere else.

Some plants may be cut back for packaging purposes, do not worry this process will encourage fresh new growth once plant has been potted.

This pack will contain any 5 different cold-water pond plants* from the selection below:

*plants included vary depending on seasonal availability, duplicates may be sent if selection is limited

Caltha palustris
- Wonderful yellow buttercup-like flowers over compact mounds of green round leaves. The marsh marigold flowers throughout spring and sometimes flowers a second time in mid-summer. The yellow flowers are particularly attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

Carex acutiformis - A tall, graceful indigenous sedge with bright green leaves and brown flower spikes, forms clumps providing good habitat for wildlife.

Carex pendula - Tall foliage droops gracefully over the water when mature. - A good water filtration plant; resistant to waterfowl. A native British pond plant. Native sedge, drooping catkin-like flowers

Iris pseudacorus - A favourite British water iris, hardy and robust. Yellow flowers are produced in abundance in summer. The roots form fibrous mats underwater, making this an excellent water filtration plant. They are also used by spawning fish as a safe place to lay their eggs. Tall, green iris foliage provides a pretty backdrop in the pond and is used by emerging dragonflies. Grow in full or part sun. Plant in zone 2 or 3. Will also grow in moist soil by the pond. Can be grown into strong marginal clumps which provide good cover for wildfowl. Flowers are attractive to bees and other insects.

Lychnis flos cuculi - A delightful British native bog or pondside plant. Produces masses of pink flowers, with a ragged look to the petals. Excellent for a naturalized water meadow effect by ponds and streams. star-shaped deep rose-pink flowers. A delightful native British bog or pondside plant, Ragged Robin likes a damp area with some shade. Produces masses of pink flowers with a ragged look to the petals. Excellent for a naturalised water meadow effect by ponds and streams.

Lysimachia nummularia - Pretty green creeping foliage is excellent for carpeting planting baskets. Lovely yellow flowers are produced in abundance through summer. Equally good in moist conditions or shallow water. Perfect for the pondside or margin

Lythrum salicaria - A favourite British native plant, this Lythrum has dense terminal spikes of reddish purple flowers. A hardy, robust herbaceous perennial, ideal for marginal pond planting and wild garden settings. Plant in full or part sun. Height to 90 cm. Plant in zone 1, or 2 in very shallow water. Soil must be moist at all times.  Rich in nectar, attractive to bees and butterflies. Formally used as a medicinal herb, and in tanning. The name is from the Greek for blood, referring to the colour of the flowers.

Mentha aquatica - This plant offers wonderful minty aromatic leaves. Often used in cooking or essential oils. Water mints flowers throughout summer. Its rafting nature provides a safe habitat for frogs, newts and tadpoles. Its pale-blue flowers are also attractive to insects.

Mentha pulegium - A popular British native plant, penny royal has highly fragrant foliage and lavender pink flowers. Mint is a rafting plant, spreading out from the pond margin in a floating mat.  It creates cover for fish and good habitat for pond creatures. Plant in full or part sun. Height 10-35 cm. Plant in zone 2.  A good water filtration plant. Attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. Has a creeping habit; can easily be cut back as necessary. Propagate by cuttings of stems.

Veronica beccabunga - Offering clusters of blue flowers over succulent, oval, green leaves. The semi-evergreen foliage provides valuable shelter/cover throughout the winter for water invertebrates.


Please note that these are plug plants which will require potting into suitable conditions as soon and they arrive. 

For this we recommend our Pond Planting Packs, which include baskets, soil, gravel and fertiliser. Available in 3 or 5 packs here or as an additional purchase above. 

Care instructions

When your pack arrives unwrap carefully and make sure all plants are damp before potting.

Planting instructions

Take a suitable fine-mesh basket, half-fill with aquatic soil. Place plant in centre of basket. Be careful not to damage the roots of the plant when placing. Fill remainder of basket with soil. Lightly firm soil around crown of the plant to within 2.5cm of top of the basket. Gently apply a layer of washed horticultural gravel. Submerge the re-potted plant in the pond to allow absorption of water and discourage any seepage.

We encourage you to initially place the basket at a shallower depth to allow the plant to acclimatise. Then lower to the required depth.

Basket size

Number of Plants

Aquatic Soil Required

11cm Square



17cm Round



17cm Square



Contour Baskets




After Care

Trim decaying foliage every autumn/early spring 5cm above the crown of the plant and compost accordingly. Do not dispose of plants in the wild.

Re-plant every 1-2 years in a larger basket

Please note that these species are suitable for ornamental or wildlife pond use and are non-invasive. Excess growth of any species used in a garden setting should be disposed of responsibly and never introduced to wild habitats.

The condition of your plant may vary by order date and from what you see in your local store. We aim to give you the largest and most luscious plant possible but this is dependant on the time of year and seasonal variation.

Plant Variety

Common Name

Planting depth (water above top of pot)

Plant height

Flower Colour

Flowering period


Caltha palustris

Marsh marigold






Carex acutiformis

Lesser pond sedge






Carex pendula

Pendulous sedge






Iris pseudacorus

Yellow water iris






Lychnis flos cuculi

Ragged robin






Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping jenny






Lythrum salicaria

Purple Loosestrife






Mentha aquatica

Water mint



Lilac/Pale blue



Mentha pulegium

Penny royal






Veronica beccabunga







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Delivery costs for your order will be calculated during the checkout process based on your delivery address and the contents of your basket. You will only pay one delivery charge for your order. Express delivery is FREE for online orders OVER £39 unless any of the points below become a factor.

  • Some large items like aquariums, ponds and pond liners will have an additional charge of £45.00 to help offset the cost of a pallet delivery.
  • Orders containing a physical gift card will have an additional charge of £2.45 to cover the cost of materials and delivery (digital gift cards are a free alternative).
  • Orders to highlands, islands and Northern Ireland may incur an additional delivery charge displayed at checkout this is based on the postal code provided. DPD provides a list of postal codes which have additional surcharges. Some of these post codes may also take 2 working days to arrive, even on express. Pallet deliveries cannot be sent to these post codes.

We only ship to the UK and cannot ship internationally.

We aim to dispatch items that are currently in stock on the same working day if they are ordered before 2.45 pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Orders after 3pm will be dispatched the following working day, unless it fits any of the below criteria:

  • Orders containing live plants will take up to 2 weeks to arrive. We take a week's worth of customer orders and then inform the plant farms of the specific quantities we need to fulfil that week's order to avoid wastage.
  • Pallet orders containing large items like big aquariums will take additional time to arrive as they are sent by a third party. These orders will NOT be dispatched until we have been in touch to arrange a delivery date, this is to ensure someone is available at your address to sign for the delivery. Deliveries will generally be delivered ‘curb side’ within the terms of the agreement we have with our couriers so you will need to make arrangements to transfer larger items into your home yourself. Unfortunately, our drivers are not insured to transfer the aquarium into your home.
  • Physical gift cards and items from the gift shop (such as clothes, towels etc) are sent with 1st Class Royal Mail. Delivery usually takes 1-2 working days, though in rare cases and orders placed closer to public holidays (Christmas, Father’s day, Mother’s day etc.) may be longer.


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase online from our website, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, for up to 21 days from the date you purchased it.

We strongly suggest signing up for an account with fishkeeper.co.uk as this will allow for some additional returns options like return to your local store.

If you checkout as a guest you will need to return the product to Maidenhead Aquatics, PO Box 619, Egham, Surrey, TW20 2BS, please package the order (along with a packing slip or a note including your name, address and order number).

Large pallet items like aquariums are deemed delivered successfully with no damage once the the driver has left the property. If a report of damage is submitted after the driver has left we may be unable to assist with replacements. We recommend refusing a damaged delivery, this is the fastest resolution.

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For delivery before Christmas, orders must be placed on or before 3pm on Wednesday 20th December. We cannot guarantee delivery of these orders pre-Christmas as we are reliant on our couriers, but will use our best endeavours to get orders placed on this date out to you before Christmas. For full details of our festive delivery and opening times click here

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