Not to be confused with the Solar Flare Beam, an ability of the Sunflower in the Garden Warfare series.

For Solar Flare, basking the sun is where it's at. But watch out! With all that solar power, she'll bring a whole lot of bloom...and BOOM!

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Solar Flare is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and the leader of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Solar IconSolar classes. Her signature superpower is Sunburn, which does 2 damage to a selected zombie or the zombie hero and gives Solar Flare +1SunPvZH for the rest of the game.

She is the hero version of Sunflower.



She is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance. Her fiery form and enthusiastic personality may be based on Human Torch, a comic book superhero in the Fantastic Four franchise.

Her name is a combination of "solar," a term relating to the sun, and "flare," a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light, which in turn may refer to "solar flare," a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface. Her name could probably allude to Starfire, a DC Comics character, most notably from Teen Titans, or a reference to Solar Flare Beam, an ability for the Sunflower in Garden Warfare series as well.

Her fiery form may allude to the Fire Flower in the Garden Warfare series.

Her description references how Sunburn burns zombies.


Hero description

When she's on fire, she's on FIRE. And so are the Zombies.

Strategies strategy

Solar Flare uses a living Flower garden to build massive amounts of sun, blasting the Zombies with massive high-cost Plants and Tricks.


Solar Flare makes a difference by making lots of sun, which in turn she can use to her advantage by playing high-cost plants and tricks early. Her two classes, Kabloom and Solar, allow her to use aggressive combos of playing lots of plants to dish out huge damage while making enough sun for her to do that. Thanks to the two aforementioned classes, Solar Flare also has access to both PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plants like Poison Oak and PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough plants such as Laser Bean, allowing for reasonably good direct damage to the zombie hero.

Solar Flare's signature superpower, Sunburn, is what makes her one of the easier heroes to play as. If you get Sunburn as the starting superpower, use it immediately, as an extra sun for each turn after Sunburn is played can make a huge difference. Her other superpowers, on the other hand, are on the defensive side: Weed Whack and Scorched Earth are all about lowering zombies' stats, while More Spore is used to block zombies and swarm the field early on.

Solar Flare is undeniably, the most aggressive plant hero in the game, even more so than Nightcap. Not only can Solar Flare utilize the Pineclone+Molekale strategy like most Kabloom Heroes, she can also combine devastating early-game hitters such as Haunted Pumpking, PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero cards such as Poison Ivy, purely high-strength plants such as Zapricot and PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough plants such as Astrocado together, resulting in an extremely aggressive deck.

Solar Flare can also use heavy control and endless removal cards such as Toadstool, Wing-Nut, Squash, and Berry Blast to dispatch any zombie the enemy hero tries to play. Coupled with massive sun production via cards like Solar Winds and Sunflower Seed, Solar Flare can easily dominate the game with a quick finisher such as Kernel Corn or Cornucopia. Solar Flare can take this a step further by incorporating Imitater, Pair Pearadise, and cards such as Astro Vera into her control decks, making her virtually unkillable.

However, Solar Flare has a few weaknesses: her lack of Amphibious plants, as well as poor anti-gravestone and anti-trick defenses. Although the first weakness can be patched by damaging and instant-kill cards like Berry Blast, Sour Grapes, Squash, and Three-Headed Chomper, she will certainly have to watch out for the latter, because the only way Solar Flare can keep her plants alive for long is to use force, which both gravestones and tricks easily bypass.

Solar Flare also lacks severely in card draw. She could play Petal-Morphosis, Sage Sage, and 2nd-Best Taco of All Time, but the last example is the only reliable option. Instead, she can play Conjuring cards like Cosmic Flower or Cosmic Mushroom, or make multiple plants per card with Shroom for TwoPair of PearsCornucopiaVeloci-Radish Hunter, and the like.

None of Solar Flare's superpowers translate well into the late game, either. More Spore and Scorched Earth are solely for the early game, while Sunburn only does a pitiful 2 damage, and 1 additional sun barely makes a difference if you and your opponent are way too far into the game already. There may be instances where Weed Whack may perform well in the late-game, but thankfully, what Solar Flare lacks in this area she more than makes up for with powerful plants.


Solar Flare is dangerous for her ability to gain sun much faster than any other plant hero. This allows her to play strong cards like Power Flower or Dandy Lion King early, so you should bring cheap cards that can help deal with them like Nibble or Bungee Plumber. A good strategy is taking out plants that generate sun, such as Sunflowers and Metal Petal Sunflowers, as soon as possible, to prevent high-costing cards from being played early.

Alternatively, you can allow the Sunflowers to live while dealing with other cards being played. Tricks like Weed Spray and The Chickening can destroy most of Solar Flare's plants should she have only low-strength or low-health cards on the field. This way you can make Solar Flare run out of cards quickly, giving you an advantage. A prime example is when she uses Berry Angry, which can easily destroy any beefed up Sunflowers. Another way to easily defeat Solar Flare is to play Amphibious zombies on aquatic lanes, since Solar Flare has no Amphibious plants, which allows the player to damage her directly from here. However, do keep in mind that she has access to plenty of damaging and instant-kill cards, which could easily take them out.

You can also play as a hero that specializes in gravestones, since Solar Flare doesn't have many options against them. The only way for Solar Flare to try to stop gravestone decks is Conjuring Spyris from Cosmic Flower.

While Solar Flare possesses many damaging or instant-kill tricks, ironically, she herself is very weak to them, lacking access to anti-trick plants such as Black-Eyed Pea, Brainana, or Forget-Me-Nuts. As such, trick decks are very effective against Solar Flare. Gravestones are also useful, as they are immune to Solar Flare's removal tricks until the next turn, guaranteeing that their abilities will activate or that they will be able to attack at least once.

Spores Galore

This deck is based on placing multiple mushrooms with use of Shroom for Two and Mushroom Grotto, then boosting them with Buff-Shroom. If you fail to remove all of them, Solar Flare may end up playing Pineclone, followed by Molekale, to end the game in her favor. Also, you have to beware of Astro-Shroom, who can do damage to you every time a plant is played, and Astrocado, who can do quite some heavy damage to your hero. The Chickening or Weed Spray is recommended to remove the mushrooms.

The best hero to use is Z-Mech, who can use both of the aforementioned tricks and use sheer damage against the stronger plants.

Bloom and Boom

This deck relies on the usage of many flowers, which Solar Flare may start with Blooming Hearts. She will also try to play Solar Winds on empty lanes in an attempt to play Dandy Lion King or Briar Rose early. PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies and instant-kill tricks are useful against this deck.

The best hero is Impfinity, who has access to damaging tricks and PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies. Since the only instant kill tricks in this deck are two Whack-a-Zombie cards, you would want to use gravestones or play zombies near heights and spread them out due to Solar Flare also having Cherry Bomb.

Corn-pocalypse Now

This deck revolves around early game removal in order for Solar Flare to achieve late game dominance. Gravestones can ignore most of these, but you should defeat Solar Flare quickly since she has Kernel Corn and Cornucopia. Bonus attacks also work since they can heavily damage Solar Flare.

Sour Grapes are also in the deck, so the best hero is Super Brainz due to being able to allow bonus attacks to Gravestone zombies. PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies also work since they can destroy any plant regardless of health.

Pearadise Won

This deck utilizes environments as well as control cards. Solar Winds can ramp up the game to an early Pair Pearadise, followed by an early Dandy Lion King or Astro Vera. Because of this, it is best to come prepared with environments of your own, as well as instant-kill cards to deal with any Dandy Lion Kings and Astro Veras. Be wary of Cosmoss in this case, however, as he will grow stronger when you play environments too.

The best hero to go against this deck with would be Rustbolt due to his access to control cards and instant-kills, as well as cheap environments such as Black Hole available to him. Rustbolt can remove Cosmoss with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray if weak enough, or destroy it with Rocket Science if it grows too much.

Evolutionary Dawn

This is Solar Flare's combo deck of Evolution and Fusion, with some aspects of extra sun production and berry synergy. Solar Flare will start off with Sunflowers (made by Solar Winds and Sunflower Seeds) and Primal Sunflowers, allowing her to step up early to her expensive threats (especially Elderberry (Evolved) and Astrocado who have the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait) then boost her plants even further with Cro-Magnolia and overwhelm you with Kernel Corn and Cornucopia. Another hazardous thing about this deck is the plants Solar Flare can use for Evolution, aside from Sunflower. Shelf Mushroom is a versatile damaging card that allows her to snipe a threat in any lane (and boost High-Voltage Currant), Eyespore acts as a cheap instant-kill (although fairly limited), while Puff-Shroom is free.

An effective strategy is to destroy as many Sunflowers as you can; while there will still be many options for Solar Flare to use for her Evolution plants, you will be able to stop her from making extra sun and taking control of the game easily. Two of the best heroes that can counter this deck are Z-Mech, who has access to field-clearing cards like The Chickening to clear Solar Flare's setup plants, and Rustbolt, who has Rocket Science and Cut Down to Size to destroy high-strength plants if Solar Flare manages to get some powerhouses out on the field, not to mention that both have access to Rolling Stone and Weed Spray, which are also effective instant-kills.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Solar Flare
Solar FlareH Spores Galore

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Use Mushroom Grotto and Shroom for Two to fill the board with fungi. Then, cinch the win with Pineclone and Molekale!
Puff-ShroomH x2 Astro-ShroomH x4 Shroom for TwoH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Buff-ShroomH x4
Fume-ShroomH x2 Sun-ShroomH x1 Cosmic MushroomH x3 Mushroom GrottoH x3 Punish-ShroomH x4
MolekaleH x2 PinecloneH x4 Gloom-Shroom (PvZH)H x3

Solar FlareH Bloom and Boom

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Solar Winds and Metal Petal Sunflower help this Flower deck play high-cost Plants early... roaring to victory with a quick Dandy Lion King!
Blooming HeartH x4 ReincarnationH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Solar WindsH x4 Cosmic FlowerH x4
Whack-a-ZombieH x2 Briar RoseH x4 Metal Petal SunflowerH x4 Power FlowerH x4 SquashH x1
Cherry BombH x1 Dandy Lion KingH x4

Solar FlareH Corn-pocalypse Now

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
With endless removal cards, destroy every Zombie they ever play! Finish them off with heavy-hitting Toadstool, Kernel Corn, and Cornucopia.
Banana BombH x1 ReincarnationH x4 Banana LauncherH x4 Berry BlastH x3 Sage SageH x2
2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x4 Whack-a-ZombieH x3 ChomperH x1 LawnmowerH x1 Sour GrapesH x2
Lava GuavaH x2 SquashH x3 Tactical CukeH x2 Three-Headed ChomperH x2 ToadstoolH x2
Kernel CornH x2 CornucopiaH x2

Solar FlareH Pearadise Won

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Environments galore! Cosmoss and Solar Winds keep you going until you surprise your opponent by playing an Astro Vera or Dandy Lion King in a Pair Pearadise!
CosmossH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Solar WindsH x3 Twin SunflowerH x3 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x2
Whack-a-ZombieH x3 LawnmowerH x1 Pair PearadiseH x4 Wing-NutH x4 AstrocadoH x3
Lava GuavaH x1 Dandy Lion KingH x4 ToadstoolH x1 Astro VeraH x3

Solar FlareH Evolutionary Dawn

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Extra Sun from Primal Sunflower, Solar Winds, and Sunflower Seeds get you off to a fast start. When Zombies try to pick on your Sunflowers, just evolve them into the powerful Cro-Magnolia and Elderberry!
Puff-ShroomH x2 High-Voltage CurrantH x4 Primal SunflowerH x4 EyesporeH x4 Shelf MushroomH x4
Solar WindsH x3 Cro-MagnoliaH x4 Sunflower SeedH x4 ElderberryH x4 LawnmowerH x1
AstrocadoH x3 Kernel CornH x2 CornucopiaH x1


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  • Before update 1.2.11, Solar Flare's introduction comic strip was the only comic strip that involves dialogue.
  • The fire she uses from Sunburn is similar to the flame sprite from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • She shares her battle music with Nightcap.
  • Like Rose, she does not wear a medal on her chest. Rather, Solar Flare has a leaf symbol engraved on her suit.
  • Although Sunflower is her fighter counterpart, Solar Flare does not share the same number of petals as the former. She has 14 petals while Sunflower has 16.
  • Strangely, on her hero icon, Solar Flare's suit depicts some sort of circle with a line through it. In all other instances, however, the suit depicts a leaf.
  • In Mini-Golf Standoff, the AI is somehow able to play Smarty plants even though Solar Flare does not lead that class.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
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 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 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
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
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 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 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 · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
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

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