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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.

Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Bowl 922 Retired Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Bowl 922 Retired $14.99 55m
Lot 4  19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $43.99 1h 26m
Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL turquoise shamrock lemongrass + FIESTAWARE FIESTA Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL turquoise shamrock lemongrass + FIESTAWARE FIESTA $43.99 1h 32m
Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass scarlet tangerine lapis FIESTAWARE FIESTA Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass scarlet tangerine lapis FIESTAWARE FIESTA $43.99 1h 34m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS 2.5 Quart Round Covered Casserole Dish 10669567 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS 2.5 Quart Round Covered Casserole Dish 10669567 $65.95 2h 29m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Green Small Creamer NIB Fiestaware Lemongrass Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Green Small Creamer NIB $16.00 2h 43m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl F17C Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl F17C $12.50 3h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Large Serving Bowl 40 oz New Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Large Serving Bowl 40 oz New $14.99 5h 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 10 1/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 10 1/4" Pie Baking Plate 8805332 $19.99 5h 25m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Green SMALL Canister Lid Fiesta Replacement LID ONLY Fiestaware Lemongrass Green SMALL Canister Lid Fiesta Replacement LID ONLY $16.50 6h 30m
FIESTA WARE  LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL 6 FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL 6" across by 3" deep $7.15 11h 14m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 7736871 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 7736871 $7.99 11h 51m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Soap Dish 10247802 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Soap Dish 10247802 $15.99 12h 47m
 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTA 0 $21.99 16h 42m
Fiesta  Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB $58.00 17h 19m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Ramekin Bowl, Souffle Bowl, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Ramekin Bowl, Souffle Bowl, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $7.19 18h 26m
Fiesta BUTTER DISH - Original Size - Discontinued Item First quality -LEMONGRASS Fiesta BUTTER DISH - Original Size - Discontinued Item First quality -LEMONGRASS $25.00 18h 34m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Lot of 4 Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate 4C5C Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Lot of 4 Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate 4C5C $45.00 20h 48m
SUGAR CADDY Lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 3 1/2 SUGAR CADDY Lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" $11.99 21h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large Green 18 oz Soup Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large Green 18 oz Soup Mug $8.50 22h 26m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 10-1/2 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 10-1/2" Dinner Plate $7.99 23h 10m
Two Small Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Bistro Bowls Two Small Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Bistro Bowls 0 $10.00 1d 31m
fiestaware saucer Home Laughlin lemongrass 6 fiestaware saucer Home Laughlin lemongrass 6" 0 $3.99 1d 38m
Fiesta Dinner Plate in Lemongrass 10.5 inches Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta Dinner Plate in Lemongrass 10.5 inches Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $7.95 1d 44m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Green 15 ounce Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Green 15 ounce Mug $7.50 1d 45m
HLCCA 2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Juice Pitcher 1941 URBAN JAZZ CULTURE 1st Quality HLCCA 2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Juice Pitcher 1941 URBAN JAZZ CULTURE 1st Quality $74.99 1d 2h 19m
Fiesta Ware Large Lemongrass Green Teapot 4 Cup Contemporary Fiesta Ware Large Lemongrass Green Teapot 4 Cup Contemporary $50.11 1d 3h 50m
FIESTAWARE- 3 PIECE LEMONGRASS FIESTA PLACE SETTING  (no mug) FIESTAWARE- 3 PIECE LEMONGRASS FIESTA PLACE SETTING (no mug) 0 $8.00 1d 3h 58m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green 18 oz Chili Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl - Fiesta HLC Green 18 oz Chili Bowl $7.50 1d 6h 40m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 6 pc, Relish Tray, Paprika, Tangerine, Lemongrass, Shamrock Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 6 pc, Relish Tray, Paprika, Tangerine, Lemongrass, Shamrock $65.69 1d 7h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 9 Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 9" Buffet Plate, Lemongrass green $7.19 1d 7h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 6 pc, Entertaining Set, Tangerine, Slate Lemongrass, Scarle Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 6 pc, Entertaining Set, Tangerine, Slate Lemongrass, Scarle $65.69 1d 7h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Oval Place Soup Spoon 10764327 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Oval Place Soup Spoon 10764327 $3.99 1d 7h 21m
Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Lemongrass Green Replacement Coffee Tea Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Lemongrass Green Replacement Coffee Tea $14.99 1d 7h 55m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Fork 10764325 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Fork 10764325 $3.99 1d 8h 23m
POST 1986 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC POST 1986 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $5.99 1d 8h 40m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Tapered Mug 10670443 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Tapered Mug 10670443 $10.99 1d 9h 58m
Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Salsa/Fruit  Bowl  9 ounce NEW Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Salsa/Fruit Bowl 9 ounce NEW $7.99 1d 9h 58m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 10764326 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 10764326 $3.99 1d 10h 29m
Fiesta Large Serving Bowl/ 2 Quart Lemongrass Fiesta Large Serving Bowl/ 2 Quart Lemongrass 0 $30.00 1d 13h 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4" Bread Tray 8805489 $19.99 1d 13h 56m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8" Bistro Bowl 10348860 $15.99 1d 14h 6m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta Oval Vegetable Bowl 1st Quality NEW w/ Sticker Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Fiesta Oval Vegetable Bowl 1st Quality NEW w/ Sticker Fiestaware $21.99 1d 14h 33m
FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW $11.99 1d 15h 55m
Fiestaware LEMON GRASS  Lunch Plate HLC Fiesta  9 Fiestaware LEMON GRASS Lunch Plate HLC Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate $8.00 1d 17h 42m
MODERN Pottery Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS Lime Green Lot 3 Coffee Mugs MODERN Pottery Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS Lime Green Lot 3 Coffee Mugs $18.50 1d 18h 6m
Fiestaware 28oz Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Barely Used!!! Fiestaware 28oz Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Barely Used!!! $3.99 1d 20h 36m
Fiesta Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! Fiesta Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! $4.99 1d 20h 59m
Fiesta 18 oz. Jumbo Mug in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! Fiesta 18 oz. Jumbo Mug in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! $3.00 1d 21h 7m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate F5C Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate F5C $8.50 1d 22h 20m
vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA $17.99 1d 23h 32m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $16.00 2d 22m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiestaware HLC Green 11.5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiestaware HLC Green 11.5" Serving Platter $16.00 2d 55m
Fiesta Fiesta "Boo" Cat 9" Lemongrass Luncheon Plate...1st Quality...NWT $13.50 2d 1h 8m
Fiesta Fiestaware Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Choice Fiesta Fiestaware Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Choice $8.00 2d 1h 8m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Soup Pasta Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Soup Pasta Bowl $8.50 2d 2h 33m
NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN GUSTO BOWL FIESTA  NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN GUSTO BOWL FIESTA $7.99 2d 3h 24m
19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8 19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8" FIESTA $7.99 2d 3h 32m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter Fiesta HLC Green 13.5 inch Serving Tray Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter Fiesta HLC Green 13.5 inch Serving Tray $18.00 2d 5h 12m
FIESTAWARE- 4 PIECE LEMONGRASS FIESTA PLACE SETTING  - EUC FIESTAWARE- 4 PIECE LEMONGRASS FIESTA PLACE SETTING - EUC 2 $10.50 2d 5h 49m
Fiesta Lemongrass Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware EUC Fiesta Lemongrass Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware EUC 2 $1.04 2d 5h 58m
Fiesta Lemongrass Cereal Bowl - Fiestaware EUC Fiesta Lemongrass Cereal Bowl - Fiestaware EUC 0 $2.99 2d 6h 4m
Fiesta Lemongrass Latte Mug - Fiestaware EUC Fiesta Lemongrass Latte Mug - Fiestaware EUC 2 $5.24 2d 6h 7m
Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! $22.50 2d 7h 13m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Complete Set NIB Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Complete Set NIB $25.00 2d 7h 56m
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 2d 8h 44m
Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL -  5 1/4 Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" - LEMONGRASS $7.50 2d 9h 11m
Fiesta Large Teapot in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Large Teapot in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $32.00 2d 14h 19m
Fiesta Large Canister in Lemongrass with Lid   NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Large Canister in Lemongrass with Lid NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $45.00 2d 14h 19m
Fiesta Signature Bowl in Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Signature Bowl in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $20.00 2d 14h 19m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $27.89 2d 18h 36m
Fiesta Lemongrass Large Oval Platter- EUC Fiesta Lemongrass Large Oval Platter- EUC 0 $10.00 2d 18h 42m
FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW $43.99 2d 19h 24m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Sugar Bowl 8805345 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Sugar Bowl 8805345 $23.99 2d 19h 39m
5 Fiestaware Mug/Cups Lemongrass, Yellow, Grey, Periwinkle, Peacock 5 Fiestaware Mug/Cups Lemongrass, Yellow, Grey, Periwinkle, Peacock $24.00 2d 20h 23m
5 Fiestaware Bread & Butter Plates Peacock, Lemongrass, Grey, Yellow, Periwinkle 5 Fiestaware Bread & Butter Plates Peacock, Lemongrass, Grey, Yellow, Periwinkle $24.00 2d 20h 23m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter $24.00 2d 20h 23m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass  FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES set lot sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass FIESTA WARE $40.99 2d 22h 38m
2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Dancing Lady Ornament 2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Dancing Lady Ornament $19.99 2d 23h 19m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl $7.00 2d 23h 26m
Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass $12.00 2d 23h 31m
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 3d 15m
FIESTA WARE DINNERTWARE PLACE SETTING...LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE DINNERTWARE PLACE SETTING...LEMONGRASS $19.95 3d 32m
Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz $39.99 3d 1h 24m
Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL turquoise lemongrass + FIESTA WARE new 9oz Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL turquoise lemongrass + FIESTA WARE new 9oz $39.99 3d 1h 26m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! $39.99 3d 2h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl - Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl - Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl $12.50 3d 2h 34m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature Bowl HLC Fiesta Green 18 oz Serving Bowl NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature Bowl HLC Fiesta Green 18 oz Serving Bowl NEW $23.00 3d 3h 57m
Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive $50.00 3d 4h 14m
Fiesta 75th Anniversary Ornament  ~ U-PICK ~ Yellow, Lemon Grass OR Scarlet Red Fiesta 75th Anniversary Ornament ~ U-PICK ~ Yellow, Lemon Grass OR Scarlet Red $9.99 3d 4h 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 3d 5h 22m
Fiestaware lemongrass tom and jerry mugs - lot of 4 in excellent condition!!! Fiestaware lemongrass tom and jerry mugs - lot of 4 in excellent condition!!! 0 $0.99 3d 5h 39m
Set Of 8 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handled Mug Cup  Fiesta Lime Green Set Of 8 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handled Mug Cup Fiesta Lime Green $24.00 3d 7h 11m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING $30.00 3d 17h 43m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS SPOON REST FIESTA LEMONGRASS SPOON REST $13.00 3d 18h 35m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS ROUND 2-QT VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS ROUND 2-QT VEGETABLE BOWL $15.00 3d 18h 35m
3 Fiesta Ware, 6 7/8  Serving Bowl, Soup, Cereal, Lemongrass green 3 Fiesta Ware, 6 7/8 Serving Bowl, Soup, Cereal, Lemongrass green $49.00 3d 19h 9m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW $35.00 3d 21h 1m
FIESTAWARE CUP AND SAUCER LEMON GRASS FIESTAWARE CUP AND SAUCER LEMON GRASS $6.00 3d 21h 57m
FIESTAWARE  FRUIT BOWL LEMONGRASS FIESTAWARE FRUIT BOWL LEMONGRASS $3.00 3d 22h 22m

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