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The Original Sneeze Guard on the Yard

Ragweed is a Rare Scrapper plant introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 3. They cost 2 sun and "sneeze" on nearby zombies, dealing damage and having a 25% chance to knock them back one tile.



Ragweed is based on the ragweed plant, a flowering plant in the genus Ambrosia found in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.

Their design is also based on a handkerchief, a type of rag that is often sneezed into, reflected by their name and abilities.

Their Plant Food name "Gesundheit!" is the German word for "health" (and the response to sneezing in German)

Their Tacobility name is a pun on the phrase "not a problem."

Almanac entry

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

Chilling Damage Icon.pngChilling Rare
Area Effect
Short Range
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Sun PvZ3.png Sneezes on nearby zombies to damage
them, with a chance to push them back. Contagious!
Attack Damage
Attack Speed
3.5 s
Damage per Second
3 tiles
Push Chance
Push Distance
1 tiles
7 s

Effective against:
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No matter how much they feel like snuggling up under a blanket with some tea to binge watch the latest season of "Hydrangea Things," Ragweed would never call in sick to defend the lawn.


Plant Food effect

Ragweed's Plant Food ability is named Gesundheit!. When used, Ragweed will let out an enormous sneeze, pushing all zombies in their lane back.


Ragweed's Tacobility is Snot a Problem, which allows Ragweed fire out snot when they sneeze, which stuns zombies that they hit. This can be upgraded to allow the snot to deal more damage.


Ragweed's damage and range is low, so they are normally a shorter range Peashooter. However, they have a 25% chance to knock zombies back by three spaces.

Similarly to other plants with chances to use a special attack, Ragweed should be supported with some long-ranged Shooter plants. Due to their low health and low damage for a Scrapper plant, it is also suggested to use Wall plants to protect Ragweed.

Ragweed's Plant Food ability, however, is very effective. Due to their ability to damage and push back all zombies in their lane 3 tiles back, they can wipe out swarms and push away the zombies when they are being overwhelmed.

Their Tacobility gives them a stunning attack, along with their knockback. This can be very effective, but their low damage and slow attack speed still leave Ragweed a bit dependent on their knockback to survive.

Balancing changes

September 29, 2020 Patch

  • Ragweed’s sun cost has been reduced from 3 to 2.



  • The September 29, 2020 update changed the color of their leaves to blue.

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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