Mr. Falconer says: "Perhaps George Woolson, of Passaic, N. J., has it in stock. If not, English firms, as Backhouse of York, Geo. Paul of Cheshunt, or Ware of Tottenham, no doubt can supply it. It is usually propagated by division; where it grows freely this is an easy and quick method. It is a real pretty, moss-carpet-like plant, a little dense trailer whose chief horticultural value consists in its multitude of crimson spines, that give a glowing hue to the whole plant. Its flowers are small and inconspicuous. It is a native of New Zealand, a good deal used in Alpine or rock gardens in Europe, but seldom cultivated in America. I have grown it quite successfully in a cold frame, but lost it when planted in the out-door rockery".