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.
View from above:
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:
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.