PvZ 2logo Gardeners at the ready! Well, first the Apple owners.

EA Online and Popcap games are opening up the gardening season July 18, when all of you iOS users (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) gamers will be able  to download Plants Vs. Zombies 2 for free. An Android release is planned as well, with no word yet on a Windows Phone 8 / Windows RT / Windows 8 release.  Check out some  art and screenshots after the break!

We should mention that while the game is free, and all new plants and the three worlds including Ancient Egypt, Pirate Bay and Wild West are fully unlockable without spending a dime, there are pay-to-play shortcuts if you decide you want to take shortcuts.