|Eschscholzia californica has basal leaves, to 8 inches long, that are very finely divided and pale bluish-green. Funnel-shaped, single flowers are satiny and cheerful, to 2 inches wide. Sow seeds in place, not a good transplant. In mild winter areas, sow in the fall, in colder regions sow in early spring. It self sows very freely. The cultivar, 'Crimson Carmine', blooms in single, carmine-red flowers.