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For other uses, see Witch Hazel (disambiguation).

Witch Hazel is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. She costs 4SunPvZH.png to play and has 3HeartPvZH.png.

She does not have any traits, and her ability makes a Puff-Shroom on a random lane, then instantly destroys the zombie on that lane at the end of every turn, starting from the turn she is played.

This ability activates even if the lane is occupied by two plants or on an aquatic lane, and the Puff-Shroom will either be made on another random lane or not be made at all.

She was introduced in update 1.18.13 for the Lawn of Doom Weekly Event, along with Transfiguration, Go-Nuts, Haunted Pumpking, Ketchup Mechanic, Fraidy Cat, Sneezing Zombie, Exploding Fruitcake, Unexpected Gifts, and Frankentuar.


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She is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

Her ability is a reference to how she "transforms" zombies into Puff-shrooms (technically destroying them) in Plants vs Zombies 2.

Her description is a reference to the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where a group of villagers are trying to figure out if a woman is a witch. During the conversation, a villager suggests to build a bridge out of the woman, to see if she is made of wood and is, therefore, a witch.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Flower Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: End of turn: Destroy a random Zombie and make a 1StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png Puff-ShroomH.png with Team-Up there.
  • Set: Event

Card description

Zombies are always trying to build a bridge out of her.

Update history

Update 1.18.13

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.22.16

  • Health change: 2HeartPvZH.png → 1HeartPvZH.png

Update 1.26.3

  • Health change: 1HeartPvZH.png → 3HeartPvZH.png



Despite her stats being weak for her cost, she can destroy a random zombie regardless of health and make a Puff-Shroom played in the same lane that zombie is destroyed. Keep in mind that this plant is clearly luck-based as she can devastatingly get rid of either a stronger zombie or a weaker one on the field.

You will also want to take note that if she manages to destroy a zombie in the water, a Puff-Shroom will not be made there as Puff-Shroom does not have the Amphibious trait. If Go-Nuts are on the field, all Team-Up plants will get +1StrengthPvZH.png every turn as long as Witch Hazel has zombies to destroy.

If you want Witch Hazel to target the zombie that you want it to destroy, simply try to destroy all other zombies to improve her chances. Overall, she can be a useful plant if used correctly.

Each hero has their own uses with Witch Hazel:

  • Nightcap can use this plant to his advantage as he can use Astro-Shrooms to do damage to the zombie hero every time a Puff-Shroom is made from Witch Hazel's ability. The Puff-Shrooms made from Witch Hazel can also be useful in a mushroom deck with Buff-Shroom and Punish-Shroom. Nightcap can also use any extra Puff-Shrooms made to make extra Pineclones but also remove this plant. Finally, Nightcap can give Witch Hazel strength so that she can defend herself.
  • Citron and Beta-Carrotina can protect this plant with Wall-Nut and other high-health plants. They can also use Pecanolith, Spineapple, or Loco Coco to allow Witch Hazel to attack back, although her Puff-Shrooms do not fit well with any. They can also use Force Field to prevent Witch Hazel from taking damage, although Citron also has superpowers that can protect her such as Peel Shield. They can also boost her health with Photosynthesizer.
  • Green Shadow can boost her with boosting cards such as Savage Spinach, Vegetation Mutation, and Fertilize to prevent her (and her Puff-Shrooms) from being destroyed easily. She can also play Onion Rings to make Witch Hazel a 4StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png, although Onion Rings won't be able to affect the Puff-Shrooms she makes. However, she should watch out for Rocket Science. She can also play Umbrella Leaf to give it UntrickableAltBig.pngUntrickable to block it from zombie tricks. She can also take advantage of the Puff-Shrooms she makes with Muscle Sprout.
  • Rose can use her in her flower decks where Power Flower can heal her health while any zombie that hurts Witch Hazel will be destroyed by Briar Rose.


While her stats are weak for 4SunPvZH.png, her ability can destroy your stronger zombies while making a 1StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png Puff-Shroom with Team-Up there. Her ability also bypasses the UntrickableAltBig.pngUntrickable trait, so using Parasol Zombie won't protect them from Witch Hazel either.

But luckily, her ability is completely luck-based, so filling the field with weak zombies can increase the chances of Witch Hazel not targeting strong zombies you have on the board. To take care of her easily, Rolling StoneWeed Spray, or Zombot's Wrath can easily destroy her.

End of turn abilities do not count as attacks, so using PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze against her will not prevent her from transforming zombies, and she won't un-freeze after doing so.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Witch Hazel
China Simplified Chinese 女巫榛子 "Witch Hazelnut"
Traditional Chinese 榛榛巫婆 "Hazelnut Hazelnut Witch"


  • Her ability animation in Plants vs. Zombies 2 and that in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes are different from each other; in Plants vs Zombies 2, she wriggles her "hairs" and fires a purple bolt at the zombie, but in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, she "claps" using her "hairs" instead.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png 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.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
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.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
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