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Lemongrass Fiesta® (Post 1986)

Lemongrass Fiesta Production: - Present

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Living Green with Lemongrass Fiesta

How many different greens can one possibly put on a plate?

According to the folks at the Homer Laughlin China Co., apparently never too many. Often known as HLC, the manufacturer of the ever popular Fiesta dinnerware line announced in the addition of their fifteenth color, lemongrass. Produced in Newell, West Virginia since , the colorful dishes, bowls and serveware are an enduring staple in American homes, as well as in many restaurants. (Yes, restaurants have taken a shine to Fiesta because this vitrified china is really hard to chip, plus a plate of enchiladas does not look any better when served on a scarlet red oval platter).

The company has created a good business with Fiesta, often called "fiestaware", incorrectly, by customers. Business is so good in fact that the company has added a new color to the line every year since . Their most recent color, chocolate, has been a huge seller.

As to lemongrass, the company notes in its press release that they drew inspiration from the color of Michelle Obama's dress at the Presidential inauguration. What if the First Lady had chosen an apricot dress only to discover that her favorite color had been discontinued?

"I thought it was chartreuse when I first saw it." observed Joe Sanchez, a Fiesta collector living in Austin, Texas, who had to compare the new color immediately next to some chartreuse. Chartreuse was produced for two years only, from to , and has remained very popular with collectors.

This actually raises an important question: Can there be too many green colors in the Fiesta line? There was sea mist produced from to ; then chartreuse, produced for two years. Then the company added the darker evergreen to the line in 2007. (For purposes of this discussion, let us put aside the greens from the original Fiesta line: original green, forest green, medium green and turf green.)

A side-by-side comparison of lemongrass and chartreuse shows that the new color contains a brighter yellow hue. However, it may be useful to purchase and keep some chartreuse on hand (if you can find it) at least for those occasions when exasperated people show up on your doorstep, dish in hand, expecting you to inform them of its true color.

Chartreuse fiestaware and Lemongrass fiestaware Chartreuse and Lemongrass Fiesta mini-disk pitchers
When life gives you lemons, make lemongrass.

Everybody acutely remembers the soaring energy and gasoline costs in and . This made things extremely difficult for the HLC, which needs a robust supply of natural gas to fire the kilns that bake their china products. Fortunately, the recession brought relief with lower energy costs. And in , many people have economized by cooking more at home, instead of eating out at restaurants.

This has been good for the company, possibly the only U.S. dinnerware firm still mass producing its products within our borders. Its market positioning and established branding have resulted in department stores like Macy's and Dillard's selling more Fiesta than they have in years. chocolate color has been a strong seller, and the company clearly hopes that lemongrass continues the trend.

As of this writing, there are plenty of lemongrass Fiesta place settings, plates, serving bowls and disc pitchers available. We expect that lemongrass will eventually be available in other interesting pieces in the Fiesta, such as vases, teapots and canisters.

Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4" Bread Tray 8805489 $22.99 1h 14m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8" Bistro Bowl 10348860 $18.99 1h 20m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $27.89 8h 25m
Fiestaware Homer Laughlin USA Green Chartreuse Lemon Grass Handle Coffee Mug Fiestaware Homer Laughlin USA Green Chartreuse Lemon Grass Handle Coffee Mug $12.99 9h 2m
Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece 0 $18.95 10h 7m
Fiesta Buffet Plate 9 Fiesta Buffet Plate 9" Lemongrass Green Fiestaware pf.82 $8.50 12h 8m
vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA $17.99 13h 20m
FIESTA WARE  CANISTER SET small med large CROCK lemongrass poppy lapis NEW FIESTA WARE CANISTER SET small med large CROCK lemongrass poppy lapis NEW $109.99 13h 32m
 FIESTA halloween BOO CAT 6.5 FIESTA halloween BOO CAT 6.5" APPETIZER snack PLATE lemongrass $16.99 13h 48m
Set of 5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Dinner Plates Set of 5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Dinner Plates 0 $25.00 14h 43m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green Soup Pasta Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green Soup Pasta Bowl $8.50 16h 21m
SET OF 4 FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN 10.5 SET OF 4 FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN 10.5" DINNER PLATES $23.80 17h 12m
19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8 19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8" FIESTA $7.99 17h 20m
4 FIESTA 4-PC PLACE SETTINGS - SCARLET, LEMONGRASS, SHAMROCK AND TANGERINE 4 FIESTA 4-PC PLACE SETTINGS - SCARLET, LEMONGRASS, SHAMROCK AND TANGERINE $75.00 18h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter - Fiesta Blue HLC Green 13.5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter - Fiesta Blue HLC Green 13.5" Serving Tray $18.00 19h
 Fiesta 5 pc place setting dinnerware in LEMONGRASS - NIB - 1st Quality  Fiesta 5 pc place setting dinnerware in LEMONGRASS - NIB - 1st Quality $39.99 20h 25m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS 2pc.Companion Set-NWT and lst Quality Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS 2pc.Companion Set-NWT and lst Quality $24.99 20h 26m
Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! $22.50 21h 1m
Fiesta CEREAL BOWL - 19 Oz  appx. 6 7/8 Fiesta CEREAL BOWL - 19 Oz appx. 6 7/8" x 1 1/2" deep.- LEMONGRASS $8.00 22h 32m
Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL -  5 1/4 Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" - LEMONGRASS $7.50 22h 59m
Fiesta Dinner Set. 4 Piece. Lemongrass Fiesta Dinner Set. 4 Piece. Lemongrass $36.00 1d 2h 23m
Fiesta Medium Cereal Soup Bowls in Lemongrass  set of 2 NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Medium Cereal Soup Bowls in Lemongrass set of 2 NEW Fiestaware $18.00 1d 3h 16m
Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowls in Lemongrass set of 2  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowls in Lemongrass set of 2 NEW Fiestaware $22.00 1d 3h 16m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Lunch Set, Bread Tray, Serving, Lemongrass, Poppy, Peacock Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Lunch Set, Bread Tray, Serving, Lemongrass, Poppy, Peacock $23.40 1d 8h 32m
4 FIESTA glass 7 oz Stripes JUICE DRINK glass 1st Lemongrass Sunflower Flamingo 4 FIESTA glass 7 oz Stripes JUICE DRINK glass 1st Lemongrass Sunflower Flamingo $22.99 1d 9h 19m
Fiesta® Lemongrass Square Covered Box Sugar, Marmalade. Belk Exclusive NIB Fiesta® Lemongrass Square Covered Box Sugar, Marmalade. Belk Exclusive NIB $20.00 1d 11h 54m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl $7.00 1d 13h 14m
Fiesta Dinner Ware 4 PC. Lemongrass Cup Saucer Salad Plate Bowl 830 332 Fiesta Dinner Ware 4 PC. Lemongrass Cup Saucer Salad Plate Bowl 830 332 $24.95 1d 14h 3m
Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New $31.99 1d 14h 37m
4 OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 9 5/8 4 OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 9 5/8" $47.99 1d 14h 51m
4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz $39.99 1d 15h 12m
4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL turquoise lemongrass + FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL turquoise lemongrass + FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz $39.99 1d 15h 14m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! $39.99 1d 16h 9m
Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive $50.00 1d 18h 2m
Fiesta  SQUARE MUG - 4 Fiesta SQUARE MUG - 4" Tall - 13 ozs. Great Design - New Never Used LEMONGRASS $7.00 2d 6h 21m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ GRAVY BOAT FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ GRAVY BOAT $17.00 2d 7h 22m
FIESTA 23 OZ LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL FIESTA 23 OZ LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL $8.00 2d 7h 28m
Fiestaware Large Bowl ~ Lemongrass Fiestaware Large Bowl ~ Lemongrass $16.00 2d 11h 41m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 2d 11h 58m
Fiesta 10 1/2 Fiesta 10 1/2" Dinner Plate Lemongrass Green Fiestaware F1C $7.00 2d 15h 18m
Fiesta Latte Mug Lemongrass Fiestaware F29C Fiesta Latte Mug Lemongrass Fiestaware F29C $12.00 2d 15h 33m
NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 2 LEMONGRASS GREEN SALAD PLATES FIESTA NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 2 LEMONGRASS GREEN SALAD PLATES FIESTA $9.99 2d 15h 41m
Fiesta Ware LEMON GRASS  Gusto Bowl 23 ounces NEW MADE IN THE USA Fiesta Ware LEMON GRASS Gusto Bowl 23 ounces NEW MADE IN THE USA $9.99 2d 16h 56m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta GUSTO BOWL- VGC  no flaws LEMONGRASS Fiesta GUSTO BOWL- VGC no flaws $5.99 2d 17h 7m
Replacement Fiesta Casserole Lid Only Lemongrass Chartreuse Green Contemporary Replacement Fiesta Casserole Lid Only Lemongrass Chartreuse Green Contemporary 0 $5.99 2d 19h 2m
Fiesta 7 1/4 Fiesta 7 1/4" Salad Plate Lemongrass Green Fiestaware F3C $6.00 2d 19h 35m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware,  Jumbo Cup, Chili Bowl w/ Handle, Lemongrass green, New 2nd Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Jumbo Cup, Chili Bowl w/ Handle, Lemongrass green, New 2nd $8.09 2d 20h 55m
Fiesta Festaware - Standard 0452 Teacup Tea Cup and 0470 Saucer  -  Lemongrass Fiesta Festaware - Standard 0452 Teacup Tea Cup and 0470 Saucer - Lemongrass $7.50 2d 21h 37m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl $7.00 2d 22h 10m
Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set $55.00 2d 22h 26m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS $6.00 2d 22h 27m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Saucer 6 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Saucer 6" tea cup plate Homer Laughlin $4.95 2d 23h 53m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass $6.80 3d 2h 22m
Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2 Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $14.00 3d 6h 15m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 $12.99 3d 6h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 $41.99 3d 6h 34m
Fiestaware Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green $19.03 3d 9h 36m
Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish | Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish | Lemongrass Green $29.14 3d 9h 40m
Fiesta Tapered Mug Lemongrass NEW Style Fiestaware F107C Fiesta Tapered Mug Lemongrass NEW Style Fiestaware F107C $7.50 3d 9h 51m
 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE only Lemongrass $20.99 3d 11h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid Only, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid Only, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $10.35 3d 11h 11m
Fiesta Sugar and Creamer set with tray Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiesta Fiesta Sugar and Creamer set with tray Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiesta $25.00 3d 12h 17m
FiestaWare by Homer Laughlin 10 1/2 FiestaWare by Homer Laughlin 10 1/2" Dinner Plate - MINT - Lemongrass 0 $8.99 3d 13h 23m
FIESTA WARE NEW MEDIUM LEMONGRASS MIXING BOWL  HOLDS 60 OZ MADE USA  1st QUALITY FIESTA WARE NEW MEDIUM LEMONGRASS MIXING BOWL HOLDS 60 OZ MADE USA 1st QUALITY $35.99 3d 13h 50m
FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $6.99 3d 15h 55m
Fiesta Fiestaware Post 86 Lemongrass Lime Latte Coffee Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Post 86 Lemongrass Lime Latte Coffee Mug 0 $5.99 3d 16h 52m
Fiesta Covered Teapot, 44-Ounce, Lemongrass Fiesta Covered Teapot, 44-Ounce, Lemongrass $185.52 3d 17h 51m
Fiesta Lemongrass Tumbler Fiestaware New Item pf.148 Fiesta Lemongrass Tumbler Fiestaware New Item pf.148 $12.00 3d 19h 56m
Fiesta School of Fish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set Fiesta School of Fish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set $55.00 3d 20h 35m
Lemongrass Contemporary Fiesta Dinner Plate 10 3/4 Lemongrass Contemporary Fiesta Dinner Plate 10 3/4" $9.48 3d 23h 16m
Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set Lemongrass Green D-Ring Tea / Coffee Cup Lemon Grass Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set Lemongrass Green D-Ring Tea / Coffee Cup Lemon Grass $12.99 4d 5h 13m
Fiesta BOUILLON BOWL- New Never Used Holds 6 3/4 ozs. - LEMONGRASS Fiesta BOUILLON BOWL- New Never Used Holds 6 3/4 ozs. - LEMONGRASS $5.00 4d 6h 54m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 $18.99 4d 7h 6m
FIESTA  FIESTAWARE  Lemongrass green Large PIE BAKER Pan Plate 1 st quality FIESTA FIESTAWARE Lemongrass green Large PIE BAKER Pan Plate 1 st quality $14.99 4d 7h 10m
Fiesta Ware Lemongrass AD CUP & saucer ESPRESSO DEMITASSE New 1 st quality Fiesta Ware Lemongrass AD CUP & saucer ESPRESSO DEMITASSE New 1 st quality $16.99 4d 7h 25m
HLC Fiesta LIME GREEN Tea Coffee Cup & Saucer CHARTREUSE LEMONGRASS USA HLC Fiesta LIME GREEN Tea Coffee Cup & Saucer CHARTREUSE LEMONGRASS USA $9.99 4d 8h 51m
HLC Fiesta LIME GREEN Jumbo Mug Cup CHARTREUSE LEMONGRASS USA Homer Laughlin HLC Fiesta LIME GREEN Jumbo Mug Cup CHARTREUSE LEMONGRASS USA Homer Laughlin $9.99 4d 8h 56m
Fiesta Range Top Salt  Shaker Single Lemongrass Green Fiestaware SS Fiesta Range Top Salt Shaker Single Lemongrass Green Fiestaware SS $14.00 4d 10h 18m
FIESTA lemongrass Sugar and Creamer Set with Tray FIESTA lemongrass Sugar and Creamer Set with Tray $19.99 4d 11h 13m
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW $11.99 4d 12h 27m
Fiesta Dinnerware 20 Piece Dinerware Set - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Dinnerware 20 Piece Dinerware Set - Lemongrass Green $138.80 4d 12h 42m
Fiestaware 16pc Dinnerware Set - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 16pc Dinnerware Set - Lemongrass Green $137.79 4d 12h 43m
Fiestaware Medium Kitchen Canister / Cookie Jar, 2 Qt | Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Medium Kitchen Canister / Cookie Jar, 2 Qt | Lemongrass Green $54.24 4d 12h 46m
SET OF 4 FIESTA BOUILLON BOWLS -COLORS: SUNFLOWER, LAPIS, LEMONGRASS AND SCARLET SET OF 4 FIESTA BOUILLON BOWLS -COLORS: SUNFLOWER, LAPIS, LEMONGRASS AND SCARLET $34.50 4d 14h 10m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ FIESTA LEMONGRASS BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ $5.50 4d 14h 16m
FIESTA 5 3/8 FIESTA 5 3/8" stacking FRUIT BERRY DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $4.99 4d 14h 22m
tom & jerry COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ tom & jerry COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ $6.99 4d 14h 22m
VASE lemongrass  HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8 VASE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8" MEDIUM NEW $36.99 4d 14h 34m
4 FIESTA SMALL OVAL PLATTERS-COLORS:LEMONGRASS, LAPIS, SUNFLOWER 4 FIESTA SMALL OVAL PLATTERS-COLORS:LEMONGRASS, LAPIS, SUNFLOWER $39.99 4d 14h 51m
Fiestaware  2 QT Serving Bowl Lemongrass 455 Fiestaware 2 QT Serving Bowl Lemongrass 455 $32.99 4d 14h 54m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 4d 15h 14m
 AD CUP ESPRESSO DEMITASSE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE AD CUP ESPRESSO DEMITASSE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE $9.99 4d 15h 49m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 4d 15h 52m
4 DINNER PLATES lemongrass shamrock sunflower sage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES lemongrass shamrock sunflower sage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $43.99 4d 16h 2m
4 DINNER PLATES sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $43.99 4d 16h 5m
FIESTA WARE  CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS $109.99 4d 16h 12m
Fiestaware Cup And Saucer LIME Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Cup And Saucer LIME Lemongrass Green 0 $5.99 4d 17h 1m
Fiestaware Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass - Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass - Homer Laughlin Fiesta $11.95 4d 17h 14m
Fiesta Dinnerware, set of 2 Lemongrass Green Medium Bowls Fiesta Dinnerware, set of 2 Lemongrass Green Medium Bowls 0 $9.99 4d 18h 4m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Contemporary 10 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Contemporary 10 1/4" Pie Baker/Pan Plate $12.99 4d 19h 22m

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