For other uses, see Sunflower (disambiguation).

Primal Sunflower is the fourth plant obtained in Jurassic Marsh. She is the primal version of Sunflower. She produces 75 sun instead of 50, but she also costs 25 more sun than her modern counterpart.


The real-life example of Helianthus annuus in which Primal Sunflower is based on

Like her modern counterpart, Primal Sunflower's design is based on the Helianthus annuus, known as the common sunflower.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1

Primal Sunflower



FAMILY: Enlighten-mint

Primal Sunflowers pop out large suns instead of regular ones.

Sun Production: large suns

Primal Sunflower is new to all this sun-giving business, so be patient with her. She's an early adopter of the all-you-can-stuff-yourself buffet style of sun production.


Plant Food effect

Plant Food fed Primal Sunflower about to give sun

When given Plant Food, Primal Sunflower generates three big suns worth 225 sun in total. The amount of sun produced is identical to Sun-shroom's Plant Food ability.

Enlighten-mint effect

When boosted by Enlighten-mint, Primal Sunflower's sun production rate will increase to every five seconds, and it will produce an additional 75 sun.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge (Fast) Toughness (Typical) Sun Production (Large)
1 0 0 75 5 seconds 300 dps 75 sun
2 10 1,000 4.5 seconds 350 dps
3 75 5,000 4.5 seconds 400 dps
4 200 10,000 4 seconds 450 dps
5 400 20,000 4 seconds 550 dps
6 750 30,000 4 seconds 600 dps 100 sun
7 1,000 40,000 3.5 seconds 650 dps
8 1,250 50,000 3.5 seconds 700 dps
9 1,500 60,000 3 seconds 800 dps
10 2,000 75,000 3 seconds 900 dps 150 sun

Level upgrades  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
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Primal Sun
May produce an extra tiny sun.
Combat Training
Primal Sunflower gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Primal Battle Song
Chance to produce extra sun has been increased.
Cell Activation
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Primal Sunflower may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Primal Sunflower Upgrade 3.png
Sun Filling
Whenever she produces sun, three of her petals will light up. When all of her petals are glowing with that light, she produces 225 sun at once.
Fighting Power
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Costumed  (China only)

Primal Sunflower now has a chance to generate one big gold coin as well.


Primal Sunflower serves the middle ground between Sunflower and Twin Sunflower, functioning identically to a fully grown Sun-shroom both in sun production and Plant Food ability. Therefore, the choice between Primal Sunflower and Sun-shroom is entirely up to the player. While the former has full production capability from the start but costs more to build, the latter is more disposable and can be planted in larger amounts early on, but takes a long period of time to grow. However, in levels which tell the player "Spend no more than X sun", bringing Sun-Shroom is better.

For Endless Zones, the player can bring Primal Sunflower along so that sun production will be faster to set their defenses up quicker. This is crucial in high-cost setups.


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  • Before the 4.4.1 update, she could be used in almost all Last Stand and Sun Bombs levels, with the exception of the levels in Jurassic Marsh.
  • In the 4.3 update, there was an error in the Almanac showing this plant's recharge as Mediocre; this was fixed in the 4.4 update.
  • In her Spanish and Portuguese Almanac entry, Primal Sunflower is referred to as a male.

Specific to the Chinese version (China only)

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
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