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Iceberg Lettuce
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Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 0
Recharge Sluggish
Area Single
Range Touch
Usage Single use, on contact
Special Explodes, temporarily freezing a zombie
Rarity (China) Common
In-game statistics
Max targets 1
Strengths Explorer Zombie2 Jester Zombie2 Torch Kongfu Zombie2 Hammer Zombie2 Torch Monk Zombie2 Torch Juggler ZombieO Prospector Zombie2
Weakness Flying Zombies
Frostbite Caves zombies
Fire plants
Glitter Zombie2 (Zombies in her rainbow are not affected)
Unlocked Beating Ancient Egypt - Day 5
Unlocked (China) Beating Ancient Egypt - Day 3; collecting 10 Iceberg Lettuce Puzzle Pieces
Iceberg Lettuce Costume2 Iceberg Letuce
Don't get lost staring into Iceberg's adorably cute eyes. If you do, it will be your last step... but only if you're a zombie.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Iceberg Lettuce (PvZH).

Iceberg Lettuce is the third plant obtained in Ancient Egypt in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It freezes the first zombie that comes into contact with it, exploding in the process. If the frozen zombie is attacked by a fire-based plant such as the Snapdragon, the zombie will be thawed and will continue to advance. Unless the freezing effect is interrupted, it lasts 10 seconds. Zombies from Frostbite Caves are resistant to the freezing effect, as they only become chilled instead of being fully frozen by Iceberg Lettuce.

In Plants vs. Zombies Online, its effect only lasts for five seconds.


Iceberg Lettuce is based on the real life iceberg lettuce, a variant of the plant Lactuca sativa, known as lettuce in English. The name also refers to the fact that Iceberg Lettuce is made entirely out of ice.

Almanac entry

Iceberg Lettuce

RECHARGE: Sluggish


Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on.

Usage: single use, on contact
Special: explodes, temporarily freezing a zombie

Don't get lost staring into Iceberg's adorably cute eyes. If you do, it will be your last step... but only if you're a zombie.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

Iceberg Lettuce PF

Iceberg Lettuce during its Plant Food effect


Iceberg Lettuce freezes all zombies on-screen

When given Plant Food, Iceberg Lettuce will glow from the inside and cover the entire screen in a blue flash before freezing all grounded enemies for 10 seconds.

Iceberg Lettuce will not disappear after this, and will turn into the regular Iceberg Lettuce until it is dug up or used. Airborne enemies are not affected, while zombies from Frostbite Caves are merely slowed instead. Using fire based plants will thaw the frozen zombies.

Costumed (China only)

When given Plant Food, all zombies will be frozen for ten seconds and some Power Snow snowballs will be thrown to them.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
1 0 0 0 20 seconds 15 seconds 10 seconds 0 seconds Single
2 10 1,000 0 19 seconds 14 seconds 10 seconds 0 seconds
3 25 2,000 0 18 seconds 13 seconds 10 seconds 0 seconds
4 50 4,000 0 18 seconds 13 seconds 12 seconds 0 seconds
5 100 8,000 0 18 seconds 13 seconds 12 seconds 15 seconds
6 150 12,000 0 17 seconds 12 seconds 12 seconds 15 seconds
7 200 16,000 0 16 seconds 11 seconds 12 seconds 16 seconds
8 250 20,000 0 15 seconds 10 seconds 12 seconds 16 seconds
9 300 25,000 0 15 seconds 10 seconds 15 seconds 19 seconds
10 350 30,000 0 15 seconds 10 seconds 15 seconds 20 seconds
11 400 35,000 0 14 seconds 9 seconds 15 seconds 20 seconds 1x3
12 500 40,000 0 13 seconds 8 seconds 15 seconds 21 seconds
13 600 50,000 0 12 seconds 7 seconds 15 seconds 21 seconds
14 700 60,000 0 12 seconds 7 seconds 17 seconds 23 seconds
15 800 70,000 0 12 seconds 7 seconds 17 seconds 24 seconds
16 900 80,000 0 12 seconds 7 seconds 17 seconds 24 seconds 3x3
17 1,000 100,000 0 11 seconds 6 seconds 17 seconds 25 seconds
18 1,100 125,000 0 10 seconds 5 seconds 17 seconds 25 seconds
19 1,200 150,000 0 10 seconds 5 seconds 20 seconds 28 seconds
20 1,500 200,000 0 10 seconds 5 seconds 20 seconds 30 seconds

*After reaching Level 5, Iceberg Lettuce will be able to chill zombies after freezing them. This column will show its chill duration after the freezing effect.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Iceberg Lettuce Upgrade 1
Ranged Attack
Iceberg Lettuce can attack zombies three tiles in front of it. The attack does not slow zombies and can be deflected by Hammer Zombie.
Combat Training
Iceberg Lettuce gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Iceberg Lettuce Upgrade 2
Enhanced Range
Iceberg Lettuce can attack zombies five tiles in front of it, the attack is slightly more powerful.
Cell Activation
Iceberg Lettuce gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Note: Iceberg Lettuce cannot be upgraded to level 4.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

PvZO Iceberg Lettuce Upgrade1 Level 1
Iceberg Lettuce may freeze all zombies in a whole grid.
PvZO Iceberg Lettuce Upgrade2 Level 2
Iceberg Lettuce instantly finishes its cooldown if it extinguishes Explorer Zombie's torch.

In Adventure Mode

Attacks all enemies every 3 turns with a chance to freeze them.


Iceberg Lettuce allows the player to delay a single zombie, giving them time to produce sun to purchase additional plants. It can also be used to stun tough zombies in place, allowing more time for the plants to deal damage before the threat can move to near the plants. Overall, Iceberg Lettuce will be rendered redundant by Stunion if Plant Food and sun cost is not taken into the equation, as Stunion can stun more zombies at a time and works better with fire plants and versus Frostbite Caves zombies.

The Plant Food ability is perhaps Iceberg Lettuce's most useful aspect. While Stunion's can only disable enemies in a limited area, Iceberg Lettuce can freeze all zombies present, effectively halting the entire level for a while. Because of this, Iceberg Lettuce can stay relevant in higher levels in Endless Zones, most notably in tandem with Tile Turnip.

In Ancient Egypt, Iceberg Lettuce will be the first option available to put out Explorer Zombies' torches. It can also freeze a whole line of Camel Zombies, if it managed to freeze any zombie in the line. Iceberg Lettuce can also be used as a countermeasure against Chicken Wrangler Zombies, as they cannot release Zombie Chickens when frozen. However, Iceberg Lettuce should not be used in tandem with fire-based plants such as Snapdragon, Fire Peashooter and Pepper-pult, as they will thaw frozen zombies and render Iceberg Lettuce useless.

The player should make Iceberg Lettuce a priority in all Endless Zones except for Icebound Battleground. Its use is very helpful from there. From stalling zombies to minimizing the lag (in higher levels), the Iceberg Lettuce is a plant not to be conserved. Though, using its Plant Food ability maybe detrimental to the next level, the player should bring Power Lily as well in order to use the Iceberg Lettuce's full potential for the subsequent waves. Timing is necessary since the arrival of the next batch of zombies is sometimes unpredictable.

Avoid using this plant in Frostbite Caves, as it only slows zombies in this world instead of freezing them, making plants like Stunion and Stallia more optimal choices.


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  • It cannot freeze Zombot Sphinx-inator, but it can slow it down.
    • Before the 2.3 update, if a missile from the Zombot hit it, it would disappear and would still somehow slow down the Zombot.
  • After the 1.9 update, it will not activate when a zombie is frozen, stunned by Chili Bean or Stunion, buttered by Kernel-pult, or disabled by E.M.Peach.
    • However, this still happens in the Chinese version.
  • In the Plants vs. Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brains book and the Almanac, it is referred to as "Iceberg."
  • It cannot be burned by lasers fired by Gargantuar Primes.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies Online, it can stop the fireball of Sphinx.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies Online, it can stop more than one zombies that step on it. However, the freeze time is much shorter.
  • It sometimes is not fast enough to freeze a zombie, and will simply disappear without exerting its effect. This usually happens with faster zombies.
  • Crazy Dave keeps the Iceberg Lettuce in his fridge in the trailer.
  • Placing Iceberg Lettuce at Gargantuars back will force it to smash it, but instead of being crushed, it will instead freeze the Gargantuar.
  • Its Plant Food ability functions nearly identical to the ability of Ice-shroom from Plants vs. Zombies.
    • The difference is that Ice-shroom deals 1 normal damage shot when freezing the zombies, while Iceberg Lettuce does not. Also, Ice-shroom freezes zombies for a shorter period of time, but leaves a chilling effect.
  • If the player manages to freeze 20 zombies at once via its Plant Food ability, the player will earn the 20 Below Zero achievement.
    • This could be a reference to the first PvZ game's achievement of the same name.
  • If it shoots an iceball in the Chinese version of the game, it will look slightly different. This will last then until it dies or get used up.
  • Its Plant Food ability doesn't freeze the zombies that are protected by Glitter Zombie's rainbow trail during its jam.
  • In the Chinese version of the game, it is possible for this to cost a negative number via Plant Families.

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Dandelion · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold

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