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Ah yes, this Plant is a thorn in every Zombie's side! Rose just loooves to be in control of the battle. She'll protect her teammates by freezing and bouncing your Zombies...and by turning them into Goats. So goat luck! I mean, GOOD luck.

Dr. Zomboss

Rose is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and the leader of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty and PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar classes. Her signature superpower is Goatify, which transforms a zombie with the highest strength into a Goat.



She is based on the plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 with the same name and appearance with her signature superpower being based on the ability of the same name from the same game.

Her inclusion in this game is a reference to mystic superheroes such as Doctor Fate and Scarlet Witch.


Hero description

Refuses to be nerfed.

Strategies strategy

Rose controls the Zombie side with chilling Freeze effects which power up her Snowdrop to massive size.


Rose is all about taking control of the battle. She can outsmart the zombie hero and ruin their strategies to give her time to set up her defense. This way she will be able to protect her sun-generating plants so she can play powerful plants early, destroy any threats, and be on the offensive in the late game.

Rose can use the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze and Bounce abilities from the Smarty class to her advantage to protect plants from zombie attacks. She is also capable of weakening zombie fighters significantly, which she does with Transmogrify, and most notably, Goatify. Due to her Solar class, Rose can get more sun quickly, which allows her to completely suppress the opponent with clever tactics such as healing herself and playing Winter Melon early.

With access to more flowers than any other plant hero (tied with Wall-Knight), Rose has one of the greatest flower synergies around. The Solar class sure gives her access to most flowers, but the Smarty class also provides many useful flowers. There are useful examples like Mayflower, Go-Nuts, Spyris, and Snapdragon. While these flowers are a bit frail, Rose has stalling tricks up her sleeve to protect them well.

As a result of her overall strategy, Rose focuses on tactics too much, and not so much on direct offense or defense. Many of her plants have below average stats. If the opponent manages to outfox her, outlast her, or overwhelm her, she can get in a tight spot, and there is not much she can do. The fact that she lacks boosting tricks does not help at all, so the only way for her to deal with tough zombies is to use tricks to stall them or outright destroy them. Her greatest weakness, however, is her lack of reliable card draw. Fortunately, to make up for it, she can use cards like Sage Sage, 2nd-Best Taco of All Time, and especially Planet of the Grapes.


Always be one step ahead of her. Destroy any problematic plants like Pepper M.D., Snowdrop, and Heartichoke early so you don't end up in an unfavorable situation. It is also advisable to counter her tricks so she cannot take advantage over you. If you cannot nullify her tricks, then she will end up controlling the game and leading you away from victory. Make sure you overwhelm her. You can try spamming cheap zombies to stress her into stalling them, although be warned, as Rose does have her share of cheap cards like Morning Glory and Cosmoss. As mentioned before, her greatest weakness is her low card draw, so if she wastes all her cards, you can use this to your advantage to turn the tide of the battle, so as to outsmart her.

Remember that just like Wall-Knight, Rose is able to destroy any zombies she chooses to. Her Winter Squash + Cool Bean combo means not even Gravestone zombies are safe from being destroyed easily. As such, swarm the field with zombies that are equally dangerous and make sure all your zombies have a chance to hit her.

Power of the Flowers

This is Rose's flower deck. If you cannot get rid of the early Sunflowers, Rose will be able to gather enough sun to play either a Cornucopia or a Dark Matter Dragonfruit, basically sealing your defeat. Use damaging tricks, abilities, and environments to destroy any Sunflowers played on the field.

Cool Deck, Bro

This is Rose's PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze deck. If you recklessly just play zombies, Rose will be able to easily PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze your zombies to boost her Snowdrops and destroy them with Winter Squash. Brainy heroes are best suited against this deck as they can play zombies during the Zombie Tricks phase and granting them immunity to freezing for that turn, or thaw already frozen ones with bonus attack cards.

Control Freak

This deck is about controlling the early game for late-game domination. Try to take out any sun producers and counter setup tricks to slow down and delay any control attempts Rose may pull out.

Environmental Protection

This is Rose's environment deck. You need to be able to replace her environments with your own, otherwise she will basically be able to defeat you with a Shooting Starfruit or Astrocado. Use Rustbolt as he can destroy Cosmoss with Rolling Stone and Weed Spray if unboosted, or Rocket Science if boosted twice. He can also play cheap environments to replace Rose's, but Huge-Gigantacus is better in that aspect due to his access to 1-brain environments like Graveyard, Ice Moon, and Teleportation Station.

Cob Cannonade

This is Rose's Colossal Fossils deck with an emphasis on control and Team-Up synergy with ramp support. Rose will first generate sun with her Sunflowers and Solar Winds, try to go for a powerful Team-Up synergy with Go-Nuts, Mixed Nuts, and Laser Cattail, then destroy your early zombies with Whack-a-Zombie and wreak havoc on groups of zombies with Cob Cannon's abilities to allow the Cob Cannons to hit you directly. This deck also has other means of indirect removal via Whack-a-Zombie, Lawnmower, Squash, and Kernel-Pult. However, this deck requires heavy setup, so you should try to ruin that.

Professor Brainstorm is the best hero to counter this deck as he has access to field-clearers like Barrel of Deadbeards, Fireworks Zombie, and Gizzard Lizard to easily wipe out or damage many of her plants, Rocket Science for Cob Cannons, and cards like Beam Me Up and Teleportation Zombie to shut down Solar Winds and protect his zombies from instant-kills..

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Rose
RoseH.png Power of the Flowers

PvZH Smarty Icon.png PvZH Solar Icon.png
Watch your game blossom with this flower-packed Strategy Deck. Harness the power of Briar Rose and Power Flower for the good of all their floral friends.
Morning GloryH.png x4 SpyrisH.png x4 Solar WindsH.png x2 Twin SunflowerH.png x2 Cosmic FlowerH.png x4
MayflowerH.png x4 Whack-a-ZombieH.png x2 Briar RoseH.png x4 Metal Petal SunflowerH.png x3 SnapdragonH.png x4
Power FlowerH.png x4 Dark Matter DragonfruitH.png x2 CornucopiaH.png x1

RoseH.png Cool Deck, Bro

PvZH Smarty Icon.png PvZH Solar Icon.png
This Strategy Deck is all about cold and control. Snowdrop, Winter Squash, and Cool Bean put the chill on Zombies while 2nd-Best Taco of All Time heals you and Three-Headed Chomper chews through the enemy.
Iceberg LettuceH.png x4 SnowdropH.png x4 Solar WindsH.png x3 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH.png x3 Chilly PepperH.png x4
Cool BeanH.png x4 MayflowerH.png x2 Wing-NutH.png x3 Winter SquashH.png x4 Jolly HollyH.png x4
Three-Headed ChomperH.png x2 Winter MelonH.png x2 Dark Matter DragonfruitH.png x1

RoseH.png Control Freak

PvZH Smarty Icon.png PvZH Solar Icon.png
Take control as you pick off the Zombies one by one or wipe the board with a Tactical Cuke. Solar Winds and Toadstool help you get powerhouses like Astro Vera, The Great Zucchini and Cornucopia into the game faster.
Morning GloryH.png x2 SpyrisH.png x2 Cosmic BeanH.png x2 Sage SageH.png x1 Solar WindsH.png x3
Water BalloonsH.png x1 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH.png x3 MayflowerH.png x2 Whack-a-ZombieH.png x3 LawnmowerH.png x1
Shrinking VioletH.png x2 Wing-NutH.png x4 Melon-PultH.png x3 SquashH.png x1 Tactical CukeH.png x2
ToadstoolH.png x2 Astro VeraH.png x2 Dark Matter DragonfruitH.png x1 The Great ZucchiniH.png x2 CornucopiaH.png x1

RoseH.png Environmental Protection

PvZH Smarty Icon.png PvZH Solar Icon.png
Ample Environments here keeps your hand and health topped off, while letting Leaf Blower give you the tailwinds to sail to victory. Once you have the board locked down, seal the deal with a Shooting Starfruit.
CosmossH.png x4 SpyrisH.png x1 Apple-SaucerH.png x4 Planet of the GrapesH.png x4 Solar WindsH.png x2
Cosmic FlowerH.png x4 SportacusH.png x4 Whack-a-ZombieH.png x2 Leaf BlowerH.png x4 Venus FlytraplanetH.png x2
AstrocadoH.png x4 Shooting StarfruitH.png x3 BrainanaH.png x2

RoseH.png Cob Cannonade

PvZH Smarty Icon.png PvZH Solar Icon.png
Cob Cannon has always been the ultimate corn-based battlestation. All you need is some cheap Team-Up Plants to play it on, like Sunflower, Kernel-Pult, and Laser Cattail. Go-Nuts pump your Team-Up Plants even more!
Lil' BuddyH.png x2 Kernel-PultH.png x4 ShelleryH.png x4 Cosmic BeanH.png x4 Laser CattailH.png x4
Solar WindsH.png x4 Go-NutsH.png x4 Mixed NutsH.png x4 Whack-a-ZombieH.png x1 Shrinking VioletH.png x1
Witch HazelH.png x4 Cob CannonH.png x4


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Rose
China Simplified Chinese 玫瑰
Traditional Chinese 玫瑰


  • Rose gets herself turned into a goat at the end of the mission "Everything's Coming Up Goats!" when she tries to goatify Super Brainz after hitting his mirror.
  • She shares her battle music with Chompzilla.
  • Rose, Citron, Beta-Carrotina, and Nightcap are the only plant heroes that do not have a specific known plant fighter counterpart.
  • Before update 1.16.10, in the boss battle of Stormin' the Castle, Rose had the ability to use Sunburn without it being conjured from Bird of Paradise (the only card that can give a plant hero superpowers).
  • Her description is a reference to nerfing, a common term in online multiplayer games, in which a character is made weaker than they previously were in a patch or update due to them having too much power in the game.
    • In particular, Rose used to be incredibly powerful in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, resulting in many players calling for her to be nerfed. This description seems to reference this.
  • She is the only plant hero to not wear a L.E.A.F. symbol.
  • She is the only plant hero that can be played in (Mission)RED Alert.
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PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
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Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
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Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
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Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate