- For more information about this character, see Sunflower.
Like in previous instalments, Sunflower produces sun that the player can spend on additional plants on the lawn.
Like the previous two installments, Sunflower is based on the common sunflower (Helianthus annuus). The sun in her name refers to her ability to produce sun.
Prior to the 2021 re-release of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Sunflower was not a plantable plant but was part of the level UI in the game alongside the seed packets, Cherry Bomb, and the Plant Food slots. Sunflower produced sun at a rate of 3 sun every 7.5 seconds. She also stopped producing sun after 45 seconds if a new wave of zombies did not appear.
Due to this more strategic approach to Sunflower, the player was forced to spend sun more wisely than in previous games, as they only had a fixed rate of sun that could not be steadily increased. Sunflower could be fed Plant Food and Tacos to instantaneously produce one extra sun.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Sunflower.
- Prior to the May 2020 update, she used to emit 1 sun every 3 seconds.
- She was the only returning plant that could not be planted in Plants vs. Zombies 3, along with Cherry Bomb.
- However, the Cherry Bomb can be planted anywhere even on top of any plant.
- Sunflower went through many changes since the Pre-Alpha version of Plants vs. Zombies 3. At first, she was an image of a Sunflower's head, then updating to a head that was more like her appearance in Plants vs. Zombies 2, eventually becoming a model with pointy leaves, and finally getting a new model with rounded leaves.
- Her sun meter used to be rectangular, before changing to one more circular in shape.
- Sunflower would get worried whenever any zombies were about to reach the house. Her expression returned to normal when those zombies were defeated.
- Sunflower also laughed after using Plant Food or when a Legendary plant was placed.