Margaret Eng loved nature, animals, and the outdoors. She worked for the Outdoor School in Portland, Oregon and was a strong advocate of bringing the natural sciences to school children. We were fortunate to have known a gentle, yet passionate, soul, so we named this plant after her.
This plant has lots of white spots throughout the upper parts of the pitcher. They appear on the front beneath the lip and wrap around to the back. The hood features a graceful pattern of red viens and frilled edges. A mature plant will produce a massive rhizome that can be easily divided. Pitchers of this plant also last throughout winter.
Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped in 4-inch pots with proper growing media. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection. Pitchers are expected to reach 12 inches during their first season after division.
All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.
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Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
18-24 inches tall.
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.