Sunflower Seed is a colossal super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Solar class. They cost 3 to play and have 2/2. They do not have any traits, and their ability makes a Sunflower on their place when they are destroyed.
They are based on the seed in real life with the same name.
Their description is a reference to their ability.
- Class: Solar
- Tribes: Flower Seed Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When destroyed: Make a here.
- Set - Rarity: Colossal - Super-Rare
From every night's end comes the beginning of a new Sunflower's dawn.
- Added to the game.
- ▼ Health change: 2 → 1
- Description change: Was originally "Mommy, where do little Sunflowers come from?"
- ▼ Strength change: 3 → 2
- ▲ Health change: 1 → 2
Sunflower Seed is a below-average plant for their cost, having 2/2. Offensively, Sunflower Seed has no notable traits or abilities and can simply be used as a 2 fighter.
While that is disappointing for a super-rare card, their ability makes them more useful. When destroyed, Sunflower Seed will make a Sunflower here, which guarantees you an additional +1 the next turn, unless they are confronted by a Frenzy zombie, who can destroy the Sunflower made as well before the start of the next turn. This leaves your opponent with a small dilemma: destroy Sunflower Seed and give you a sun advantage, or keep getting hit for 2 damage with the risk of them being boosted.
Since Sunflower Seed is a flower, they work well with Briar Rose to completely destroy their attacker and leave a Sunflower behind (which is also a flower), and also with Power Flower since the number of flowers will stay the same even if they are destroyed. However, beware of zombie tricks, because no zombie hero will ever be unaware of the Briar Rose on the field.
Sunflower Seed can also activate Muscle Sprout and Astro-Shroom's abilities as well. One when Sunflower Seed is played, the other when it makes a Sunflower once destroyed, making it activate their abilities twice. And because Sunflower Seed makes a Sunflower when it is destroyed, Go-Nuts can boost the Sunflower due to it having the Team-Up trait. Note that only Chompzilla, Solar Flare and Rose can take advantage of this respectively.
Sunflower Seed, while not a major threat, is a moderate inconvenience. Destroying Sunflower Seed is a minor conundrum as they give your opponent a Sunflower, which will give them an advantage the following turn.
A way to get around Sunflower Seed's ability is to use a zombie with Frenzy, which will destroy both Sunflower Seed and Sunflower, as well as land a direct strike on your opponent. Vimpire and Ancient Vimpire are especially good examples, as they will get a total of +4/+4. Alternatively, tricks can be played to destroy Sunflower Seed and force the Sunflower they make to become more vulnerable. Total Eclipse may not be able to destroy Sunflower Seed, but it is able to destroy the Sunflower made. A Beastly hero can choose to play Nibble on Sunflower Seed however, allowing them to destroy both plants easily.