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Solar FlareH
Not to be confused with the Solar Flare Beam, an ability of the Sunflower in the Garden Warfare series.
For Solar Flare, basking the sun is where it's at. But watch out! With all that solar power, she'll bring a whole lot of bloom...and BOOM!

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PvZ Heroes logo
Solar Flare
Solar FlareH
Classes PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Solar Icon
Signature Superpower Sunburn
Other Superpowers Weed Whack
More Spore
Scorched Earth
When she's on fire, she's on FIRE. And so are the Zombies.

Solar Flare is a plant hero appearing in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Solar IconSolar classes. Solar Flare's signature superpower is Sunburn, which does 2 damage to a selected zombie or the zombie hero, and gives Solar Flare +1SunPvZH for the rest of the game.

She is the hero version of Sunflower.


Solar Flare is based on Helianthus, commonly known as the sunflower. Her appearance and enthusiastic personality overall may be based on Human Torch, a comic book superhero in the Fantastic Four franchise.

Her name is based on "solar," a term relating to the sun, and "flare," a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light. It may also refer to "solar flares," a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface. Her name could perhaps allude to Starfire, a DC Comics character, most notably from Teen Titans.


  • Battle Area: Arcade

Hero description

When she's on fire, she's on FIRE. And so are the Zombies.

Strategies Strategy

Solar Flare uses a living Flower garden to build massive amounts of sun, blasting the Zombies with massive high-cost Plants and Tricks.


Solar Flare's signature superpower, Sunburn, is what makes her a relatively easier Hero to use. If you get Sunburn as a starting superpower, use it immediately, as adding +1SunPvZH for the rest of the game can be a huge advantage. Her two classes, PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Solar IconSolar, allows her to use hyper-offensive combos of playing lots of plants to dish out huge damage while making enough sun for her to do that.

Her other superpowers are on the defensive side: Weed Whack and Scorched Earth are all about lowering zombies' stats, while More Spore is used to block zombies.

However, Solar Flare has no Amphibious plants at all, and lacks easy ways to get cards. To cover this flaw, play cards that can hurt or destroy Amphibious zombies such as Berry Blast, Sour Grapes, Squash or Three-Headed Chomper. However, as for her card issues, it requires Petal-Morphosis, 2nd-Best Taco of All Time, or Cornucopia (which makes more plants instantly).


Solar Flare is dangerous for her ability to gain sun much faster than any other hero. This allows her to play strong cards like Power Flower or Dandy Lion King early, so you should bring cheap cards that can help deal with them like Nibble or Bungee Plumber. A good strategy is to take out Sunflowers, Twin Sunflowers and Metal Petal Sunflowers as soon as possible to prevent high-costing cards being played early.

Alternatively, the player can allow the Sunflowers to live while dealing with other cards being played. Tricks like Weed Spray and The Chickening can destroy most of Solar Flare's plants should she only play low-damaging or low-health cards. The strategy here is to make Solar Flare run out of cards as soon as possible, giving the Zombie Hero an advantage. Another way to easily defeat Solar Flare is to use amphibious zombies in lanes with water, since Solar Flare has no amphibious plants, which allows the player to damage her directly. However, do keep in mind that she has access to plenty of damage and removal cards, which could easily take out an amphibious zombie.


See Plants vs. Zombies Heroes/Community-Built Decks

Strategy Decks

Solar FlareH Spores Galore

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Use Sunflower power to get your Mushrooms onto the battlefield super fast. Transform them all into Pincecones to clinch your win.
Poison MushroomH x4 Shroom for TwoH x4 SunflowerH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Buff-ShroomH x4
Fume-ShroomH x2 Berry AngryH x2 Jack O' LanternH x3 Punish-ShroomH x4 Petal-MorphosisH x1
PinecloneH x4 Dandy Lion KingH x1 Laser BeanH x1 Grapes of WrathH x2

Solar FlareH Bloom and Boom

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Twin Sunflower and Metal Petal Sunflower help this Flower deck play high-cost Plants early... roaring to victory with a quicky Dandy Lion King!
Blooming HeartH x4 Morning GloryH x4 Berry BlastH x4 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x3 Twin SunflowerH x2
Whack-a-ZombieH x2 BloomerangH x3 LawnmowerH x1 Metal Petal SunflowerH x4 Power FlowerH x4
Briar RoseH x4 Cherry BombH x2 Dandy Lion KingH x3

Solar FlareH Corn-pocalypse Now

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
With endless removal cards, destroy every Zombie they ever play! Finish them off with heavy-hitting Toadstool, Kernal Corn, and Cornucopia.
Berry AngryH x4 Sage SageH x4 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x4 Whack-a-ZombieH x4 ChomperH x3
LawnmowerH x1 Sour GrapesH x2 BluesberryH x2 SquashH x4 Cherry BombH x2
Three-Headed ChomperH x1 ToadstoolH x3 Kernel CornH x3 CornucopiaH x3


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  • Solar Flare's fiery form may allude to the Fire Flower in the Garden Warfare series.
  • Before update 1.2.11, Solar Flare's comic strip was the only comic strips that involves dialogue.
  • In Solar Flare's comic strip, one can see a Sun-shroom. However, Sun-shroom is not featured in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
  • The fire she uses from Sunburn is similar to the flame sprite from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Her description references how Sunburn burns zombies.
  • She shares her battle music with Nightcap.
  • Like Rose, she does not wear a medal on her chest, but rather has a leaf symbol engraved on her T-shirt.
  • Solar Flare is the only female PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom plant hero in the game.
  • Solar Flare is one of the three plant heroes that lack Amphibious plants, the others being Chompzilla and Captain Combustible.
    • Out of the three, Solar Flare is the only one that doesn't lead the PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow class.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Hot Date · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Solar Flare · Spudow · Nightcap · Captain Combustible
Fighters Button Mushroom · Poison Mushroom · Shroom for Two · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Wild Berry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Punish-Shroom · Zapricot · Pair of Pears · Pineclone · Sergeant Strongberry · Sour Grapes · Bluesberry · Dandy Lion King · Poison Oak · Grapes of Wrath · Kernel Corn
Event Blooming Heart · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
Tricks Berry Blast · Berry Angry · Petal-Morphosis · Sizzle · Cherry Bomb
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Mush-Boom · Sunburn · Tater Toss · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Plucky Clover
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Green Shadow · Citron · Nightcap · Rose
Fighters Admiral Navy Bean · Shellery · Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Lightning Reed · Snow Pea · Cattail · Chilly Pepper · Rescue Radish · Vanilla · Bean Counter · Carrotillery · Navy Bean · Snapdragon · Winter Squash · Jumping Bean · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater · Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate

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