For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Rose.
Ah yes, this Plant is a thorn in every Zombie's side! Rose just loooves to be in control of the battle. She'll protect her teammates by freezing and bouncing your Zombies...and by turning them into Goats. So goat luck! I mean, GOOD luck.

Dr. Zomboss

Rose is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty and PvZH Solar IconSolar classes. Her signature superpower is Goatify, which transforms the zombie with the highest strength into a Goat. If there are 2 or more zombies with the highest strength, Rose can decide which zombie to transform into a Goat.


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


Hero description

Refuses to be nerfed.

Strategies strategy

Rose controls the Zombie side with chilling Freeze effects which power up her Snowdrop to massive size.


Rose is all about taking control of the battle. She can outsmart the zombie hero and ruin their strategies to give her time to set up her defense. This way she will be able to protect her sun-generating plants so she can play powerful plants early, destroy any threats, and be on the offensive in the late-game.

Rose can use the PvZH Frozen IconFreeze and Bounce abilities from the Smarty class to her advantage to protect plants from zombie attacks. She is also capable of weakening zombie fighters significantly, which she does with Transmogrify, and most notably, Goatify. Due to her Solar class, Rose can get more sun quickly, which allows her to completely suppress the opponent with clever tactics such as healing herself and playing Winter Melon early.

With access to more flowers than any other plant hero (tied with Wall-Knight), Rose has one of the greatest flower synergies around. The Solar class sure gives her access to most flowers, but the Smarty class also provides many useful flowers. Snowdrop can be a very useful bridge in between a freezing deck and a flower deck if one wants to do both of them, and Vanilla is a good flower that only Rose can use with her flower synergy decks. Snapdragon is an immensely powerful plant and also a flower, but needs to be protected to be any viable. Fortunately, Rose has stalling tricks up her sleeve to protect Snapdragon and also other frail plants.

As a result of her overall strategy, Rose focuses on tactics too much, and not so much on direct offense or defense. Many of her plants have below average stats. If the opponent manages to outfox her, outlast her, or overwhelm her, she can get in a tight spot, and there is not much she can do. The fact that she lacks boosting tricks does not help at all, so the only way for her to deal with tough zombies is to use tricks to stall them or outright destroy them. Her greatest weakness, however, is her lack of reliable access to cards that allow her to draw a card. To make up for it, she can use cards like Sage Sage, 2nd-Best Taco of All Time, and Sow Magic Beans.


Always be one step ahead of her. It is advisable to counter her tricks so she cannot take advantage over you. If you cannot nullify her tricks, then she will end up controlling the game and leading you away from victory. Make sure you overwhelm her. You can try spamming cheap zombies to stress her into stalling them. As mentioned before, her greatest weakness is her low card draw, so if she wastes all her cards, you can use this to your advantage to turn the tide of the battle, so as to outsmart her.

Remember that just like Wall-Knight, Rose is able to destroy any zombies she chooses to. Her Winter Squash + Cool Bean combo means not even Gravestone zombies are safe from being destroyed easily. As such, swarm the field with zombies that are equally dangerous and make sure all your zombies have a chance to hit her.

Power of the Flowers

This is Rose's flower deck. If you cannot get rid of the early Sunflowers, Rose will be able to gather enough sun to play either a Cornucopia or a Dark Matter Dragonfruit, basically sealing your defeat. Use damaging tricks, abilities, and environments to destroy any Sunflowers played on the field.

Cool Deck, Bro

This is Rose's PvZH Frozen IconFreeze deck. If you recklessly just play zombies, Rose will be able to easily PvZH Frozen IconFreeze your zombies to boost her Snowdrops and destroy them with Winter Squash. Brainy heroes are best suited against this deck as they can play zombies during the Zombie Tricks phase and granting them immunity to freezing for that turn, or thaw already frozen ones with bonus attack cards.

Control Freak

This deck is about controlling the early game for late-game domination. Try to take out any sun producers and counter setup tricks to slow down and delay any control attempts Rose may pull out.

Environmental Protection

This is Rose's environment deck. You need to be able to replace her environments with your own, otherwise she will basically be able to defeat you with a Shooting Starfruit or Astrocado. Use Rustbolt as he can destroy Cosmoss with Rolling Stone and Weed Spray if unboosted, or Rocket Science if boosted twice. He can also play cheap environments to replace Rose's, but Huge-Gigantacus is better in that aspect due to his access to 1-brain environments like Graveyard, Ice Moon, and Teleportation Station.

Cob Cannonade

This is Rose's Colassal Fossils deck with an emphasis on control and Team-Up synergy with ramp support. Rose will first generate sun with her Sunflowers and Solar Winds, try to go for a powerful Team-Up synergy with Go-Nuts, Mixed Nuts, and Laser Cattail, then destroy your early zombies with Whack-a-Zombie and wreak havoc on groups of zombies with Cob Cannon's abilities to allow the Cob Cannons to hit you directly. This deck also has other means of indirect removal via Whack-a-Zombie, Lawnmower, Squash, and Kernel-Pult. However, this deck requires heavy setup, so you should try to ruin that.

Professor Brainstorm is the best hero to counter this deck as he has access to field-clearers like Barrel of Deadbeards, Fireworks Zombie, and Gizzard Lizard to easily wipe out or damage many of her plants, Rocket Science for Cob Cannons, and cards like Beam Me Up and Teleportation Zombie to shut down Solar Winds and protect his zombies from instant-kills..

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Rose
RoseH Power of the Flowers

PvZH Smarty Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Watch your game blossom with this flower-packed Strategy Deck. Harness the power of Briar Rose and Power Flower for the good of all their floral friends.
Morning GloryH x4 SpyrisH x4 Solar WindsH x4 Cosmic FlowerH x4 MayflowerH x4
Whack-a-ZombieH x2 Metal Petal SunflowerH x3 SnapdragonH x4 Power FlowerH x4 Briar RoseH x4
Dark Matter DragonfruitH x2 CornucopiaH x1

RoseH Cool Deck, Bro

PvZH Smarty Icon PvZH Solar Icon
This Strategy Deck is all about cold and control. Snowdrop, Winter Squash, and Cool Bean put the chill on Zombies while 2nd-Best Taco of All Time heals you and Three-Headed Chomper chews through the enemy.
Iceberg LettuceH x4 SnowdropH x4 Solar WindsH x3 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x3 Chilly PepperH x4
Cool BeanH x4 MayflowerH x2 Wing-NutH x3 Winter SquashH x4 Jolly HollyH x4
Three-Headed ChomperH x2 Winter MelonH x2 Dark Matter DragonfruitH x1

RoseH Control Freak

PvZH Smarty Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Take control as you pick off the Zombies one by one or wipe the board with a Tactical Cuke. Solar Winds and Toadstool help you get powerhouses like Astro Vera, The Great Zucchini and Cornucopia into the game faster.
Morning GloryH x2 SpyrisH x2 Cosmic BeanH x3 Sage SageH x1 Solar WindsH x3
Water BalloonsH x1 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x3 MayflowerH x2 Whack-a-ZombieH x3 LawnmowerH x1
Metal Petal SunflowerH x1 Wing-NutH x4 Melon-PultH x3 SquashH x1 Tactical CukeH x2
ToadstoolH x2 Astro VeraH x2 Dark Matter DragonfruitH x1 The Great ZucchiniH x2 CornucopiaH x1

RoseH Environmental Protection

PvZH Smarty Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Ample Environments here keeps your hand and health topped off, while letting Leaf Blower give you the tailwinds to sail to victory. Once you have the board locked down, seal the deal with a Shooting Starfruit.
CosmossH x4 SpyrisH x1 Apple-SaucerH x4 Planet of the GrapesH x4 Solar WindsH x2
Cosmic FlowerH x4 SportacusH x4 Whack-a-ZombieH x2 Leaf BlowerH x4 Venus FlytraplanetH x2
AstrocadoH x4 Shooting StarfruitH x3 BrainanaH x2

RoseH Cob Cannonade

PvZH Smarty Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Cob Cannon has always been the ultimate corn-based battlestation. All you need is some cheap Team-Up Plants to play it on, like Sunflower, Kernel-Pult, and Laser Cattail. Go-Nuts pump your Team-Up Plants even more!
Kernel-PultH x4 SunflowerH x4 Cosmic BeanH x4 Laser CattailH x4 Solar WindsH x3
Go-NutsH x4 Mixed NutsH x4 Whack-a-ZombieH x1 LawnmowerH x2 Navy BeanH x2
SquashH x4 Cob CannonH x4


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  • Her signature superpower is a reference to her Goatify ability in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, as it can turn zombies into goats as well.
    • Rose gets herself turned into a goat at the end of the mission "Everything's Coming Up Goats!" When she tries to turn Super Brainz into a goat, the spell gets reflected by his mirror and ends up hitting Rose herself.
  • Rose's castle appears in one of the missions' comics.
  • She shares her battle music with Chompzilla.
  • Rose, Citron, Beta-Carrotina and Nightcap are the only plant heroes that do not have a specific known plant fighter counterpart.
    • Rose could be the hero form of Briar Rose. However, this is not confirmed yet.
  • Before update 1.16.10, in the boss battle of Stormin' the Castle, Rose had the ability to use Sunburn, though it is supposed to be Solar Flare's signature superpower.
  • Her description is a reference to nerfing, a common term in online multiplayer games, in which a character is made weaker than they previously were in a patch or update due to them having too much power in the game.
    • In particular, Rose used to be incredibly powerful in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, resulting in many players calling for her to be nerfed. This description seems to reference this.
    • Ironically, she was later nerfed in the Graveyard Variety Pack DLC update.
  • She is the only plant hero to not wear a L.E.A.F. symbol.
  • Her eye color is green as opposed to black in her appearance in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
  • She is the only plant hero that can be played in (Mission)RED Alert.
  • Although Red Stinger is a PvZH Guardian IconGuardian plant, Rose is able to play him in (Mission)RED Alert. This is possibly because both plants are red-colored.
  • She has the least number of trick cards out of all plant heroes, excluding tokens and superpowers, at 10.
  • She has the most squash cards out of any hero, only missing Body-Gourd, which is still obtainable thanks to Mayflower.
V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Cards
Uncommon Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Rare Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Super-Rare Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Legendary Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Rare Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Super-Rare Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Legendary Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Rare Blockbuster
Super-Rare Three-Nut
Legendary Tricarrotops
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Basic Cards Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Cards
Uncommon Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Rare Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Super-Rare Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Legendary Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Rare Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Super-Rare Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Legendary Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Puff-Shroom
Rare Cro-Magnolia
Super-Rare Fireweed · Imitater
Legendary Gloom-Shroom
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hot Lava · Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Basic Cards Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Rare The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Super-Rare Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Legendary Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Rare Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Super-Rare Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Legendary Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Umbrella Leaf
Rare Bamboozle
Super-Rare Split Pea · Grape Power
Legendary Gatling Pea
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Token Cards Half-Banana
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Rare Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Super-Rare Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Legendary Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Rare Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Super-Rare Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Legendary Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Rare Tricorn
Super-Rare Jelly Bean
Legendary Lima-Pleurodon
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 Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Basic Cards Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Cards
Uncommon Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Rare Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Super-Rare Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Legendary Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Rare Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Super-Rare Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Legendary Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Kernel-Pult
Rare Elderberry
Super-Rare Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Legendary Cob Cannon
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit · Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate