Blühend has different meanings:
- it can describe the beauty of nature (prosper, in full bloom)
- it could be used metaphorically, like in this sentence "Er hat eine blühende Fantasie".
On Duden I saw that this adjective can though also refer to the beauty and the appearance of a person:
- ein blühendes Aussehen haben
- sie sieht blühend aus
What does it refer to exactly?
Is it saying that the person looks good and attractive? In which way though? Would it be appropriate to say it about a boy? Or is it typically just for women?