The Agapanthus, commonly known as the "Lily of the Nile," hails from the African continent and can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. Though the perennial flower is usually desirable, you may wish to remove the plant to make room for new vegetation during a landscaping renovation or to replant the flower elsewhere. A simple spade can help you quickly remove this shallow-rooted flower.
Clear away any mulch, debris, dead foliage and other material that may have collected around the Agapanthus' bulbous base.
Slide a spade under the Agapanthus at a downward angle. Repeat in a circular fashion to loosen the soil under the plant.
Grab the Agapanthus at its base and lift upward to remove it. If you no longer want to plant, discard it. If you're removing the Agapanthus to divide it into new plants, use the spade to cut apart the plant's base into separate bulbs. Each bulb-like growth can be planted separately and will become a new Agapanthus.