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Question: What kind of plant is "agapanthus africanus" and what are its growing requirements?

Answer: Agapanthus africanus is Lily-of-the-Nile, an adaptable clumping plant growing about 12" tall, with narrow, sword-like leaves and 1 1/2 ft. tall flower stalks topped with bold clumps of funnel-shaped blue or white flowers. In your gardening region the plant roots should be dug at the end of the season and stored in sand in a cool, frost-free location until replanted the following spring. Agapanthus grows equally well in full sun or partial shade, in rich, loamy soil. The plants require regular, deep soaking during the growing season.

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