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Jolly Holly
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
4 1 5
Set Event
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Leafy Berry Plant
Traits Amphibious
Abilities When played:PvZH Frozen IconFreeze Zombies next door.
No exaggeration, she is ALWAYS in a great mood. Even when fighting Zombies. "What's not to love about saving the world?" she says.

Jolly Holly is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 5SunPvZH to play, and has 4StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability gives the PvZH Frozen IconFreeze effect to zombies on the lanes adjacent to it when it is played.

Jolly Holly was introduced in the 2016 Feastivus event alongside Regifting Zombie, and is currently purchasable with real-life money. Players are able to craft it since February 21st 2017.


It is based on holly, a genus of evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, or climbers in the family Aquifolicadae.

Its name is a combination of the words "jolly", referring to its personality, and "holly", the real-life plant it is based on. It is also a reference to the song "A Holly Jolly Christmas", and makes a reference on how holly is usually associated with the Christmas season.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribes: Leafy Berry Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: When played: PvZH Frozen IconFreeze Zombies next door.
  • Set: Premium - Event

Card description

No exaggeration, she is ALWAYS in a great mood. Even when fighting Zombies. "What's not to love about saving the world?" she says.

Update history

Update 1.10.14

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.12.6

  • Became craftable.



Jolly Holly may be a risky plant to play. It must be planted wisely, as the PvZH Frozen IconFreeze effect only affect zombies in the lanes adjacent to it, not the zombie in front. The main usage for Jolly Holly is to quickly defeat zombies after using Winter Squash, or to boost Snowdrop. Jolly Holly can also be used as an offensive plant, as it can be played in the pool lane. Although, using it in the pool lane will only freeze one zombie.

In addition, as Citron, it is typically better to replace this with Guacodile for an offensive plant in the pool lane. It can also be used as bait for hard-hitting zombies, due to its low health, As it has only 1HeartPvZH, be sure to boost its health stats before the trick phase, especially as Green Shadow. Since Jolly Holly is a berry plant, it works well with Sergeant Strongberry. Nightcap is the only plant hero that can do this strategy.


Beware, as your opponent can have this card any time. Make sure to bring out Gravestone zombies to prevent it from using its PvZH Frozen IconFreeze effect effectively. PvZH Crazy IconCrazy heroes are able to counter Jolly Holly with their direct damage. Conga Zombie, Nibble, and Bungee Plumber are cheap ways to destroy it. In other situations, Barrel of Deadbeards, Fireworks Zombie, and Stupid Cupid can make quick work of it. If it is boosted, play Rocket Science or Locust Swarm to instantly destroy it.



  • Jolly Holly is the only plant in the game with an ability that affects zombies next door but not the one on its lane.
  • It is the only berry plant in the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class.
    • It is also the first released event card to be based on some kind of berry.
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