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Hydrangea is an Epic Melee plant introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 3. She attacks by biting zombies that come near her at close range.

About

Hydrangea is a Club exclusive Scrapper plant. Her seed packets can only be obtained by purchasing them with Club Caps, which are obtained by trading seed packets in a Club.

She costs 5 sun and attacks by biting zombies that come near her at close range. When she gets damaged, she grows another head, allowing her to deal more damage to zombies at a time. She can grow up to five heads.

Origins

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Hydrangea is based on the flower genus Hydrangea, flowering shrubs native to Asia and the Americas, and the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology, a many-headed serpent that is noted of being the second of Heracles' Twelve Labors.

Her name is a pun on Hydra and Hydrangea, and her ability is based on the Lernaean Hydra's regenerative abilities, which in many legends is said to allow the hydra to be able to grow two more heads for every one head cut off. Hydrangea echos this ability, by similarly growing heads whenever she is damaged.

Her Plant Food name is named after Feeding Frenzy, a game also created by PopCap Games.

Her Tacobility is a reference to Lernaean Hydra's regenerative abilities.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to level 1.

Hydrangea
Electric Damage Icon.pngElectric Epic
Melee
Sneak-Guard
Rapid Fire
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Sun PvZ3.png Bites zombies at close range. When Hydrangea takes damage, she grows another head, increasing her attack speed. Heady!
3
Health
1,428
Attack Damage
69
Attack Speed
1.3 s
Damage per Second
51.8
Maximum Heads
5
Cooldown
12 s




Effective against:
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Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Hydrangea's Plant Food ability is called Feeding Frenzy, in which Hydrangea attracts all zombies in her lane and bites them repeatedly. Dealing more damage the more heads she has

Tacobility

Hydrangea's Tacobility is the Regeneration. When activated, Hydrangea will be able to heal herself steadily over time, allowing herself to take more damage without any immediate threat of being defeated. In addition to healing, Hydrangea will also immediately grow one head if she doesn't have all five already.

Strategies

Hydrangea pairs well with Aloe Vera, as Aloe Vera will heal Hydrangea when damaged, and allow Hydrangea to grow more heads by being able to be attacked more by zombies. This is a natural alternative to promoting Hydrangea with a taco, as it allows the player to save up their tacos for other, preferably more desirable, plants.

Balance changes

May 26, 2020 Patch

  • Health increased from 400 to 500.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite being referred to with feminine pronouns in multiple instances of the game, Hydrangea's introductory description erroneously refers to her with masculine pronouns.

See Also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
Others Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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