Tet. 5.5" bloom, 44" scape, 4 way branching (top V with 2 lateral branches), 17 buds on average. Midseason bloomer. Dormant foliage. Bloom is a light yellow with a green throat and a ruffled toothy edge. Name was inspired by a commentary on the Robin by Michael Bouman about the matriarch of the family in the old western movies where he describes these gritty women as having "backbone and bite". I thought it was a great name for a tall toothy daylily and Backbone and Bite is the tallest toothy in my garden and there are few if any that are taller. Pod and pollen fertile. (Ruffled Pastel Cheers x Forestlake Point Lace).