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Plants are living organisms that belong to the Plantae kingdom. They obtain most of their energy from sunlight in a process called photosynthesis. However, not all plants absorb energy via photosynthesis. They are the main protagonists of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and the player's main defense against the undead assailants.

A total of 25 plants return from the first game, six of which are now premium plants that must first be bought from the in-game store with real money before they can be used. The majority of losses from the first game are due to environmental differences between the levels of the two games. For example, there are no nighttime or pool levels in Plants vs. Zombies 2: it's About Time, so no mushrooms or water plants are present. Additionally, sixteen new plants were added, one of which is another premium plant, bringing the grand total up to 41. However, there are four plants exclusive to China in the Kung-Fu World, so including them brings the total to 45.

In the months following the game's release, PopCap intends to add more worlds to the game via updates, and these worlds will bring with them more plants. The following list is therefore open to expansion.

Additionally, a few of the plants not returning from the first game instead appear in cameo roles.

List of plants

Recharge time:

Regular plants

Plant Image Description Unlocked Plant Food Ability Sun Cost


Sunflower PVZIAT Sunflower Sunflowers are essential for you to produce extra sun. Try planting as many as you can! After beating Player's House - Day 1 Produces 150 sun. 50 sun Fast
Peashooter PVZIAT Peashooter Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies. Available at the beginning of the game Turns them into faster-shooting Gatling Peas shooting 60 peas for three seconds. 100 sun Fast
Wall-nut PVZIAT Wallnut Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect other plants. After beating Player's House - Day 2 Gives it a hard armor shell for extra strength. 50 sun Sluggish
Potato Mine PZIAT Potatomine Potato Mines explode on contact, but they take time to arm. Plant them ahead of zombies. After beating Player's House - Day 3 Arms itself and produces two armed Potato Mines on other spaces. 25 sun Sluggish
Bloomerang Bloomerang2 Bloomerangs can hit up to three targets in their lane, twice! After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 3 Shoots approximately ten boomerangs up, down, left and right. 175 sun Fast
Cabbage-pult PVZIAT Cabbagepult Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy. After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2 Launches several cabbages at once, hitting every zombie onscreen. 100 sun Fast
Iceberg Lettuce PVZIAT Iceberglettuce Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on. After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 5 Freezes every zombie on screen similar to the Ice-shroom from Plants vs. Zombies. 0 sun Sluggish
Grave Buster PVZIAT Grave Buster Grave Busters consume graves they're planted on. After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 9 N/A 0 sun Mediocre
Twin Sunflower PVZIAT Twin Sunflower Twin Sunflowers give twice as much sun as a normal sunflower. After beating Ancient Egypt Gives 250 sun. 125 sun Mediocre
Bonk Choy Bonk Choy2 Bonk Choys rapidly punch nearby enemies that are ahead or behind them. After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13 Punches zombies in every direction at a high rate. 150 sun Fast
Repeater PVZIAT Repeater Repeaters fire two peas at one time. After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19 Shoots like a Gatling Pea at first, but at the end it shoots a much larger Pea. 200 sun Fast
Kernel-pult PVZIAT Kernel-pult Kernel-pults flings corn kernels and butters at zombies. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 1 Fires butter at every zombie onscreen. 100 sun Fast
Snapdragon Snapdragon2 Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 3 Sets a 3x3 area in front of it on fire dealing massive damage. 150 sun Fast
Spikeweed PVZIAT Spikeweed Spikeweeds destroy one rolling zombie and hurt any zombies that step on them. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 6 Creates temporary spikes going throughout the whole lane, and brings all zombies in that lane directly on top of it. Damaging them in the process. 100 sun Fast
Coconut Cannon
Coconut Cannon2
Coconut Cannons fire down a single lane, causing a medium explosion on impact. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 11 Fires one big Coconut that pushes all zombies to the rightmost of the screen and then explodes. 400 sun Fast
Cherry Bomb PVZIAT Cherry Bomb Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.

After beating Pirate Seas

- Day 24

N/A 150 sun Slow
Spring Bean Spring Bean2 Spring Beans bounce back zombies that get too close. Will bounce them into water nearby. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 9 Bounces all zombies around it. 50 sun Sluggish
Spikerock PVZIAT Spikerock Spikerocks destroy multiple rolling zombies and damage zombies that walk over it. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 18 Draws all zombies in the row on to it. 250 sun Fast
Threepeater PVZIAT Threepeater Threepeater shoot peas in three lanes. After beating Pirate Seas - Day 14 Shoots a widespread volley of peas in front of it. 300 sun Fast
Split Pea SplitPea2 Split Peas shoot peas forward and backwards. After beating Wild West - Day 1 Turns to Gatling Pea. forward like Peashooter and backwards like Repeater. 125 sun Fast
Chili Bean Chili Bean2 Chili Beans deliver a crippling bout of gastrointestinal distress. After beating Wild West - Day 4 Launches 3 extra beans randomly. 50 sun Sluggish
Lightning Reed Lightning Reed2 Lightning Reeds shoot lightning at nearest zombie up to one lane away. The bolt then arcs and hit other zombies. After beating Wild West - Day 9 Makes a storm cloud that strikes lightning at the zombies. 125 sun Fast
Tall-nut Tall-nut22 Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that block low flying zombies. After beating Wild West - Day 18 Gives it a hard armor for extra strength like Wall-nut. 125 sun Sluggish
Pea Pod Pea Pod2 Pea Pods can be planted in the same space for up to 5 times the destruction. After beating Wild West - Day 6 Turns into a giant Peashooter that shoots 5 giant peas. 125 sun Fast
Melon-pult Melon-pult 2 Melon-pults do heavy damage to groups of zombies. After beating Wild West - Day 12 Launches melons out from the top that does 2x the damage. 325 sun Fast
Winter Melon WinterMelon2 Winter Melons do heavy damage and slow groups of zombies. After beating Wild West Same as Melon-pult with added slowing effect. 500 sun Fast
Marigold Marigold PvZ2 Marigolds give you rewards in Zen Garden. Only in Zen Garden N/A 0 sun N/A
Laser Bean Laser Bean2 Shoots lasers that hit every zombie in the lane. After beating Far Future - Day 1 Shoots a powerful laser throughout the lane 200 sun Fast
Blover PVZIAT Blover Blovers blow away all zombies in the air. After beating Far Future - Day 3 N/A 50 sun Fast
Citron Citron2 It shoots powerful plasma at the zombies. After beating Far Future - Day 6 Shoots a giant plasma ball which kills all the zombies in that row 350 sun Fast
E.M. Peach E.M.Peach2 Temporarily disables machines. After beating Far Future - Day 9 N/A 25 sun Sluggish
Infi-nut Infi-nut2 Infi-nuts are weaker than Wall-nuts, but they can regain health over time. After beating Far Future - Day 13 Restores health and creates a force field. 75 sun Mediocre
Magnifying Grass Magnifying Grass2 Magnifying Grass turns sun into a focused beam of damage. After beating Far Future - Day 17 Shoots powerful rainbow at the zombies in any lanes 50 sun Fast
Tile Turnip Tile Turnip2

Tile Turnips create a Power Tile upon planting.

After beating Far Future - Day 24


0 (increases to 250 after first planting, and doubles every subsequent planting)


Chinese plants (Chinese version only)

Plant Image Description Unlocked Plant Food Ability Sun Cost


Bamboo Shoot PVZIAT Bamboo Shoot Bamboo Shoot is within four tiles in front of it, it will hide in the ground and start attacking by spinning back and forth. After beating Kung-Fu World Day 3 Using Plant Food, Bamboo Shoot will hit the last zombies in each line (and any zombies very close to it). If they have low enough hitpoints, they will be flung off the screen. 175 sun Fast
Heavenly Peach Heavenly Peach2 Heavenly Peach heals other plants that surrounds it. It requires 10 Peach Puzzle Pieces to unlock. Heavenly Peach will make all plants surrounding it temporarily invulnerable. 125 sun Fast
Fire Gourd Fire Gourd2 Fire Gourd breathes fires that deals moderate damage. Unfortunately, this attack is short-ranged.Fire Gourd sleeps after being tapped on. It requires 10 Fire Gourd Puzzle Pieces to unlock Upon using a Plant Food, the Fire Gourd will breathe fire at all squares in front of it. 200 sun


White Radish White Radish2 White Radish has a bit lower health than a Wall-nut, but it cannot be pulled by QiGong Zombie and cannot be sucked by a wormhole. Also, it blocks plants that are behind it, so they cannot be pulled or sucked too. 5 stars It multiplies by two radishes more, one on each side. 50 sun Sluggish

Premium plants

Plant Image Description Purchase Cost Plant Food Ability Sun Cost Recharge
Squash PVZIAT Squash Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close. $2.99

Squashes two random zombies.

50 sun Sluggish
Imitater PVZIAT Imitater Imitaters let you use two of the same plant during a level! $2.99

As the Imitated Plant.

Depends on plant to copy

As the Imitated Plant

Snow Pea PVZIAT Snowpea Snow Peas fire frozen peas making it hard for zombies to advance. $3.99 Slows down all the zombies infront of it then fires peas rapid. 150 sun Fast
Jalapeno PVZIAT Jalapeno Jalapenos destroy an entire lane of zombies. $2.99 N/A 125 sun Slow
Torchwood PVZIAT Torchwood Torchwoods turn peas that pass through them into fireballs that deal twice as much damage. $3.99 The fire peas become blue and peas do three times damage. 175 sun Fast
Power Lily PVZIAT Powerlily Power Lillies create one Plant Food out of thin air. $2.99     N/A 175 sun Very Slow
Starfruit PvZ22
Shoots stars in 5 directions. $3.99 Shoots big stars rapidly in five directions 150 sun Fast

Cameo appearances


  • The plants now take four bites before being eaten.
  • More plants start with the letter "S" than any other letter, with nine.
    • Almost half of these plants are introduced in the Pirate Seas.
  • Most of the original plants' appearances have changed either with small or large changes.
    • Sunflower has two leaves on the stem.
    • Potato Mine's flashing light is permanently red, and Potato Mine itself has one tooth.
    • Cabbage-pult's leaf on its stem is gone and its basket is now like a cabbage.
    • Grave Buster is a group of vines now.
    • Twin Sunflower has two leaves on each stem.
    • Kernel-pult's basket has changed to a green cup-like basket.
    • Spikeweed's color is changed from brown to green.
    • Cherry Bomb's heads are now equal size, are rounder and has one leaf on their stem.
    • Threepeater's heads are now equal size.
    • Split Pea's stalk is in between the heads and the head-shape growth is bigger.
    • Tall-nut is more rectangular.
    • Melon-pult's basket has changed to a hollowed-out melon.
    • Winter Melon is completely blue.
    • Snow Pea's ice crystals are lessened from 6 to 5.
    • Squash is larger.
    • Torchwood is shorter and has a larger flame.
    • Imitater, instead of a grayish color, is changed to brown, making it more potato-like.
    • Blover now has a cluster of leaves at the bottom of their stem.
    • Starfruit now has leaves around it, and has more beady eyes.
  • Twin Sunflower, Winter Melon, and Spikerock are no longer Upgrade Plants.
  • Minus the Chomper, all plants from the Day area of Plants vs. Zombies were brought back in this game.
    • But inside the game's files, there is data for the Chomper, so in an update the Chomper may be added.
  • The only way to use Premium Plants for free is in Piñata Party.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Plants (Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time)

  • Vote your favorite PvZ2 plant

    119 messages
    • tile turnip is prttey bad,I GUESS
    • Yeah, I guess your right. Tile Turnip is pretty bad. Tile Turnip is the last plant. But not in Chinese. They have White Radish, Fire Gourd, Bam...
  • plant

    2 messages
    • do you anyone know the 5th Word
    • Dark Ages is the theoried place. However, there's no proof.  There should be a thread or two on the Wiki about Dark Ages.
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