Pop! Boom! Oooooooohhh! That pretty much describes Brodiaea coccinea (or Dichelostemma ida-maia), a California native bulb. When planted in the Fall, this scarlet beauty will explode with flowers by Spring. It's native to the North Coast and prefers part shade/redwood type environments, although mine are hanging out in my South-facing Oakland garden with no signs of distress. Apparently, it was once considered a delicacy among Native Americans (although please don't try it at home until you've researched it...)
It looks like the blossom has petticoats!
Sun: Sun (near coast) to part shade
Soil: well-drained to light clay (heavy clay can rot bulbs)
Plant: Unfortunately, no instant gratification for you! Nab some bulbs in the Fall for a show next Spring
Buy it: Scheeper's, Far West Bulb Farm, or Garden Natives might have it by next year, too.
Good for: a pop of red in Spring, pairing with gray-foliage or blue Fescues, honestly this one can be incorporated in any style of garden so just try it!
Even the upright dried flowers look interesting! Can't wait to see how it sets seed.