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A brilliant, early spring flowering, deep carmine-crimson tulip. The earliest of the dark dark tulips.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Triumph

Single-flowered cultivars, stem of medium height, flowering in mid-season. Good lasting properties. Conical flowers, up to 7.5cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Ronaldo
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20 in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
Flowering Early April
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold the stems ram-rod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

Top tips for growing tulips

Sarah shares her top tips for growing tulips successfully, from how deep to plant them to what sort of soil you should use. 

Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

The full list of the different tulip groups, with a little specification, as well as an example. We hope from this you can learn a bit more to help...

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

Protecting tulips from pests

Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

Layering bulbs – How to make a bulb lasagne

Create beautiful flower displays in your spring pots with Sarah's guide to layering bulbs in a bulb lasagne.


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Tulip 'Ronaldo' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Bernice

No problems with delivery. Flowered well.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ann

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

This is the second year buying this named tulip and they are super. diarised again for spring 2020

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Walder

excellent quality of bulbs, superb colour

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Pauline

nice flowers and colour, but split into smaller bulblets when lifted

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Rosemary

Very good, lovely colour and upright stems. I can't attach a photo as they are over by this time of year.

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Clare

I definitely bought too many different tulips but this is one I’ll buy again. Lovely in pots.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Pippa

These all appeared and a lovely deep crimson, they don’t open up very much so keep a very neat shape and lasted well into May so a great late flowering tulip when the others are disappearing.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Vivienne

The quality of the bulbs I purchased was excellent . All clearly labelled to ensure planting not erratic !
Great friendly service and assistance from the team .
I also love the regular brochures to remind you of what’s seasonal . The presentation is beautiful and the products do look like the brochure !

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Catherine

Nice firm bulbs delivered promptly, well packaged, grew into good, strong plants with superb glossy flowers

A real winner

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Reviewed 22nd May 2016 by Jo Harrison

These REALLY live up to their reputation. I can't wait for October to plant more.

Tulip Ronaldo

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Reviewed 27th April 2015 by S Brennan

This is a deep rich colour tulip and looks exactly like the picture in the brochure. Strong foliage and It is standing up well, no drooping. I will definitely plant this one again.

Beautiful tulip havron

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Mrs E Grebby

My front garden awash with Havran, Jan Reus, Ronaldo and Princess Irene. All very good strong colours and good quality bulbs. Much admired by passers by. Lovely combination