(Williams, P.D., pre-1907, ‘Chaucer’ × N. cyclamineus)
As a direct descendant of N. cyclamineus (crossed with a Poet), ‘Beryl’ sports a surprisingly short and neat, furrowed corona. The perianth segments, which are jauntily, rather than severely, reflexed, pass from sulphury primrose-yellow to milk-white, except for the overlapping margins which are lit with pale gold. Early, dwarf and resilient. As Bowles comments in his Handbook, “…a particularly charming rock garden plant and good to pick for small vases”.