For the present day variant, see Sunflower.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Primal Sunflower.

Primal Sunflower is the fourth plant obtained in Jurassic Marsh. She is the primal version of Sunflower. She produces 75 sun instead of 50. A slight downside to that is she also costs 25 more sun than her modern counterpart.


Like her modern counterpart, Primal Sunflower's design is based on the Helianthus annuus, known as the common sunflower.

Almanac entry

Primal Sunflower



Primal Sunflowers pop out large suns instead of regular ones.

Sun Production: large suns

Primal Sunflower is new to all this sun-giving business, so be patient with her. She's an early adopter of the all-you-can-stuff-yourself buffet style of sun production.


Plant Food effect


Plant Food fed Primal Sunflower about to give sun

When given Plant Food, Primal Sunflower generates three big suns worth 225 sun in total. The amount of sun produced is identical to Sun-shroom's Plant Food ability.

Costumed  (China only)

Primal Sunflower now has a chance to generate one big gold coin as well.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge (Fast) Toughness (Typical) Sun Production (Large)
1 0 0 75 5 seconds 3 bites 75 sun
2 10 1,000 4.5 seconds 3.5 bites
3 75 5,000 4.5 seconds 4 bites
4 200 10,000 4 seconds 4.5 bites
5 400 20,000 4 seconds 5.5 bites
6 750 30,000 4 seconds 6 bites 100 sun
7 1,000 40,000 3.5 seconds 6.5 bites
8 1,250 50,000 3.5 seconds 7 bites
9 1,500 60,000 3 seconds 8 bites
10 2,000 75,000 3 seconds 9 bites 150 sun

Level upgrades  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Primal Sunflower Upgrade 1
Primal Sun
May produce an extra tiny sun.
Combat Training
Primal Sunflower gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Primal Sunflower Upgrade 2
Primal Battle Song
Chance to produce extra sun has been increased.
Cell Activation
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Primal Sunflower may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Primal Sunflower Upgrade 3
Sun Filling
Whenever she produces sun, three of her petals will light up. When all of her petals are glowing with that light, she produces 225 sun at once.
Fighting Power
Primal Sunflower gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Primal Sunflower serves the middle ground between Sunflower and Twin Sunflower, functioning identically to a fully grown Sun-shroom both in sun production and Plant Food ability. Therefore, the choice between Primal Sunflower and Sun-shroom is entirely up to the player: the former has full production capability from the start but costs more to build, while the latter is more disposable and can be planted in larger amounts early on, but takes a long period of time to grow.

For Endless Zones, the player may bring Primal Sunflower along so that the sun production would be faster and would be more conserving to set their defenses up quicker.


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  • She is the second plant that is capable of producing a large sun, the first one is the third-stage Sun-shroom, the third one is Moonflower, and the fourth is Gold Bloom.
  • Before the 4.4.1 update, she could be used in almost all Last Stand and Sun Bombs levels, with the exception of the levels in Jurassic Marsh.
  • She has significantly less petals than its modern-day counterpart. The modern Sunflower has 17 petals, while her primal counterpart only has 9.
  • In the 4.3 update, there was an error in the Almanac showing this plant's recharge as Mediocre; this was fixed in the 4.4 update.
  • In her Spanish Almanac entry, Primal Sunflower is referred to as a male.
  • She is one of six plants to be fully recharged at the start of a level, the others being Sunflower, Sun-shroom, Moonflower, Gold Bloom and Electric Currant.
    • Coincidentally, they are all sun-producing plants, except for Electric Currant.
  • Her Plant Food effect is similar to the Sun-shroom's, except that the former releases the suns one at a time, while the latter releases all three at once.
  • Her Lizard Hat costume is closely resembles to Lumpy, who appears in pilot episode from the hit animated Internet show Happy Tree Friends.
  • She is the second plant in Jurassic Marsh to return in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, alongside Primal Potato Mine, Primal Peashooter, and Primal Wall-nut.

See also

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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
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Solar Tomato · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
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