'Ben Vernooy' is a sport of 'First Frost', with even thicker, bluer foliage. Intensely colored leaves are super-blue with wide yellow spring margins turning creamy white through summer. Very good slug resistance. Hardy to zones 3-9. Grows 18" tall and broad, a perfectly formed and well-behaved shade plant! Sun tolerant, but sharpest color contrasts appear in part to full shade. Midsummer flowers are pale lavender.