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For more information about the character that this line is based on, see Plantern.

The Plantern line (路灯系; pinyin: lùdēng xì) is a Class S PvZAS Icon Tenacious.pngTenacious plant line in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars which was added in v1.0.91 along with Dark Ages.

The line consists of Grass Lantern (灯笼草; pinyin: dēnglóng cǎo), Plantern (路灯花; pinyin: lùdēng huā), and Light Flower (灯花; pinyin: dēng huā). They all specialize in buffing the team and attack by headbutting.



All members of the Plantern line are based in some way off of lanterns.

Grass Lantern's name is a pun on the Physalis alkekengi's Chinese name, which can translate to mean "Grass Lantern". Grass Lantern is a literal interpretation of this name, being a lantern that is made of grass.

The second tier of the evolution line is based on Plantern, more specifically, Plantern's appearance in the Chinese version Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Light Flower's name is a pun on "light tower" and "flower".

Almanac entry

Street Lamp line Almanac.png

Ways to obtain

Plantern line puzzle pieces can be obtained in April as monthly rewards. Additional puzzle pieces can be obtained through Soulmates Puzzle system.


Abilities are unlocked by tiering up, while their effect is increased through star leveling.

Note: 10(+5)% means that at LV1 this ability has a 10% on LV1, 15% on LV2 and so on.

Tier Effect Description
1 Street Lamp line Ability1.png
Blind Alley
Decreases attack and defense of all enemies by 270(+270) for 3 turns.
2 Street Lamp line Ability2.png
Life Light
At the start of every wave gives all plants a healing aura and increases their defense by 140(+140) for 5 turns.
Healing aura restores 60(+60) health each turn.
 3 Street Lamp line Ability3.png
Flare of Courage
At the start of every wave increases damage by 60(+60) and crit by 95(+95) of all plants for 5 turns.

Star leveling

After unlocking the Plantern line, additional puzzle pieces can be used to upgrade it, which increases its stats and ability LVs.

Stars Puzzle Pieces&LV IconAS.png required Upgrade Coins Stars Puzzle Pieces&LV IconAS.png required Upgrade Coins
1 Green StarAS.png 0 HP IconAS.png+439


0k 1 Purple StarAS.png 40 HP IconAS.png+873 100k
2 Green StarAS.png 2 Def IconAS.png+256 1k 2 Purple StarAS.png 40 Dmg IconAS.png+167 121k
3 Green StarAS.png 4 Dodge+292 4k 3 Purple StarAS.png 50 Dodge+960 144k
4 Green StarAS.png 8 Def IconAS.png+294 9k 4 Purple StarAS.png 50 HP IconAS.png+1010 169k
5 Green StarAS.png 15 HP IconAS.png+501


16k 5 Purple StarAS.png 60 Dmg IconAS.png+168


1 Blue StarAS.png 15 Def IconAS.png+369 25k 1 Orange StarAS.png 60 Dmg IconAS.png+208 225k
2 Blue StarAS.png 20 HP IconAS.png+609 36k 2 Orange StarAS.png 70 HP IconAS.png+1034 256k
3 Blue StarAS.png 20 Rigid+223 49k 3 Orange StarAS.png 70 Rigid+460 289k
4 Blue StarAS.png 30 HP IconAS.png+740 64k 4 Orange StarAS.png 80 Dmg IconAS.png+272 324k
5 Blue StarAS.png 30 Dmg IconAS.png+144


81k 5 Orange StarAS.png 80 HP IconAS.png+1089




Plantern line stats will be increased if these specific plants are unlocked.

Plant line Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Peach line Small PeachAS.png
HP IconAS.png+5%
HP IconAS.png+10%
HP IconAS.png+15%
Charm line Beauty-shroomAS.png
Energy Bean line+
Citron line
Energy BeanAS.png+Small KumquatAS.png
Def IconAS.png+5%
Laser BeanAS.png+CitronAS.png
Def IconAS.png+10%
Super BeanAS.png+Super CitronAS.png
Def IconAS.png+15%



Grass Lantern



Light Flower


  • Grass Lantern's original Chinese name is the exact same as the one for Lantern Cherry, another Chinese exclusive plant.
  • Plantern's old design has probably inspired its appearance in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
  • Despite the name of the plant, Light Flower does not resemble a flower nor a plant in any shape or form. It is closer to an actual lighthouse.
  • Light Flower's costume resembles that of the classic England Police Cap.
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Evolution lines
PvZAS Icon Gentle.pngGentle Sunflower line · Hazelnut line · Radish line
PvZAS Icon Brave.pngBrave Pea line · Ice Pea line · Spray Mushroom line · Corn line · Boomerang line · Tail line · Coconut line · Cactus line · Pepper line · Electric Grass line · Clover line · Watermelon line · Dragon line · Doom line · Tree line · Chrysanthemum line · Charm line · Coffee line · Peach line · Citron line · Energy Bean line · Music line · Flame line · Magic line · Shadow line · Rafflesia line · Apple line · Poison Shadow line · Passionflower line
PvZAS Icon Tenacious.pngTenacious Nut line · Flytrap line · Spike line · Bomb line · Stump line · Choy line · Magnet line · Plantern line · Pineapple line · Rose line
Auxiliary plants Sun-shroom · Marigold · Flower Pot · Lily Pad
Removed plants Pea Pod · Liontail · Tropical Cannon · Magical Dragon Grass