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20 cm high, 30 cm wide is this strange creature. Garden in continental part of Balkan peninsula, zone 7a. It looks to be a herbaceus but evergreen plant.

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View from above:

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Update: The plant grew rapidly to 40-50 cm, lost red color, flower buds appeared. Also, this is its second year. First year it was just tiny, a couple of short branches, no flowers.

Update 2: Flowers start appearing:

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It is amazing that the flowers in the middle form “sunflower pattern” (that was shown to have some connection to “golden ratio” in mathematics), however, these flowers are tiny, barely 3 cm/1 in radius.

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    I would go got a Tanacetum. I never see it so redish, but it is evergreen, and used in traditional cooking on spring. It is an Asteraceae (Compositae), so without flower (and detail of "fruits) we cannot identify precisely. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:02
  • @Giacomo I added some pictures... What do you think? May 26, 2019 at 17:55
  • You have pictures of some juniper and other pictures of a flowering plant; So two IDs ? May 26, 2019 at 21:57
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    It is an Asteraceae, as I guessed last year. It is a difficult family. I need to check my books May 27, 2019 at 7:25
  • @blacksmith37 the same plant is on all photos. the difference is time of the year. May 27, 2019 at 12:40

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It's Anthemis tinctoria Yellow Chamomile - just spent ages trying to find it online when I came across yours!

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