Not to brag, but I'm pretty much your basic franchise-founding superstar.

Sunflower's Plants vs. Zombies Heroes description

For other uses, see Sunflower (disambiguation).

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Sunflower is a major recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. She's a crucial part of the player's defense, producing extra Sun to plant more plants.

Throughout the series, Sunflower has been depicted as being very bright and cheerful to match her sun-based abilities.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Sunflower has appeared in every game in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise.



Sunflower's design is based on the Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), a crop native to the Americas harvested for their edible oils and seeds. Her ability to produce sun is a pun on the plant she's based on.

Her reload animation in her shooter game appearances where she lifts her face towards the sun is a reference to the urban myth which states that sunflower heads always face the sun.


Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Sunflower (PvZ)

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In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Sunflower is the first plant to be unlocked, given after beating Level 1-1. She can be considered one of the most important plants in the game, producing the sun for the player. She can be upgraded into Twin Sunflower, which produces twice as much sun than Sunflower.

At the end of the game, she sings the credits song Zombies on Your Lawn, voiced by Laura Shigihara.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures (Archived content)

Main article: Sunflower (PvZA)


Sunflower reappears in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, where her ability is left mostly unchanged, with the simple change of producing sun every 15 seconds rather than 24.

Twin Sunflower reappears in this game as its own separate plant and also has her own VIP variant, the Power Flower, which produces 3 sun rather than one.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Sunflower (PvZ2)


In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Sunflower is once again the second plant obtained, being unlocked after beating Player's House - Day 1, producing 50 sun rather than 25 due to a change in the sun system.

Sunflower is a member of the Enlighten-mint family, creating sun every 5 seconds and gaining a boost in system production depending on their level while her Plant Food effect has her create an instant burst of 150 sun. Twin Sunflower has also returned and like Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, is their own plant.

Garden Warfare series

Main article: Sunflower (PvZ: GW)


Sunflower lays a prominent role in the Garden Warfare series of shooter games, where she is the medic of the plant team using her signature Heal Beam and Heal Flowers.

As with the other playable classes in the Garden Warfare series, she has numerous Character variants based on her, each having their own traits that differentiate them from the standard base character.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only) (Archived content)

Main article: Sunflower line


Sunflower next appeared in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the first plant in the Sunflower line, evolving into Twin Sunflower and then into Triplet Sunflower. She attacked by firing sunbeams at zombies and had a chance to heal her allies.

Her active ability was Photosynthesis, which healed all plants, even if they were shielded.

Her soulmates were members of the Pea line for a health boost, members of the Corn line for a damage boost, and members of the Stump and Tree line together for a defense boost.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Sunflower (PvZH)


Sunflower also appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, where she appears as a 1SunPvZH.png cost 1HeartPvZH.png Flower plant with Team-Up in the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class.

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While her health is quite low, her ability grants the plant hero +1SunPvZH.png at the start of each turn, as long as she is still alive. There are two cards that can give the plant hero extra Sunflowers.

Solar Flare is the PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom/PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar Plant hero and is based on the Sunflower.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Main article: Sunflower (PvZ: BfN)


Sunflower once again appears in the third-person shooter game Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. She is a Support class who specializes in healing her allies with her signature Heal Beam, now able to give her allies extra health in the process, and her new Sunny Side Up ability, which effectively transforms her into a Heal Flower.

Unlike in the Garden Warfare series, Sunflower no longer has any Character variants but instead has a large number of character upgrades, some of which grant abilities to Sunflower's primary weapon and abilities.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Main article: Sunflower (PvZ3)


Sunflower's latest appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3, as one of the main characters in the game's story. However, in gameplay, she only appears in the UI of this game, as well as being one of the main characters. She can be interacted with in-game, however, giving an extra sun if given a piece of Plant Food or a Taco.


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Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Doom-shroom · Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Cabbage-pult · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Marigold · Melon-pult · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Spikerock · Cob Cannon · Imitater
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Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Power Flower
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Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Snapdragon · Coconut Cannon · Lightning Reed · Laser Bean · Citron · E.M.Peach · Magnifying Grass · Red Stinger · Sweet Potato · Witch Hazel
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Carrotillery · Dandelion · Tactical Cuke
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Venus Flytrap · Endurian
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Warfare 2
Rose · Kernel Corn
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