of or characteristic of a late bloomer: late-blooming brilliance.
late in coming about or showing full development: the country's late-blooming interest in soccer.

Origin of late-blooming

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Lactea and pedunculata are both good white species, and the late-blooming Orcutti has light blue flowers.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • Late-blooming dahlias and asters made spots of starry color in the green.

    Maida's Little Shop

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • So should he have exhaled the natural fragrance of a late-blooming flower of hereditary honour.

    Madame de Mauves

    Henry James

  • A hybrid between the two 81 from which could be evolved a late-blooming almond is a consummation to be wished.

  • Even now, when the chills of autumn had begun to blow through its bowers, it was over-clambered with late-blooming flowers.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett