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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.

NEW $100 Fiesta CASSEROLE Dish Bowl 90 oz 2.5 qt. Lemongrass NO LID NEW $100 Fiesta CASSEROLE Dish Bowl 90 oz 2.5 qt. Lemongrass NO LID $24.99 4h 50m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style $75.00 5h 28m
3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup 3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup $13.49 5h 39m
Fiestaware 5 Piece Lemongrass Place Setting With 3 Extra Pieces Fiestaware 5 Piece Lemongrass Place Setting With 3 Extra Pieces 0 $37.00 9h 32m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5 DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW From Kohls $25.00 11h 22m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mug LEMONGRASS Tom & Jerry O-Ring Handle CLEAN EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mug LEMONGRASS Tom & Jerry O-Ring Handle CLEAN EUC $5.45 11h 56m
Fiesta set of 2  Ramekins  in Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta set of 2 Ramekins in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware $12.50 19h 9m
Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set of 2  Lime Green Lemongrass Fiestaware Tea Cup & Saucer Set of 2 Lime Green Lemongrass 0 $7.00 22h 52m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $13.49 1d 54m
Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $65.69 1d 54m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis $22.49 1d 54m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy $22.49 1d 54m
SET OF 6 FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS 10.5 SET OF 6 FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS 10.5" DINNER PLATES FIESTA LOT~L@@K!!!! $30.00 1d 2h 21m
 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL $6.00 1d 2h 30m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS SKILLET BAKER FIESTA LEMONGRASS SKILLET BAKER $21.00 1d 2h 30m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE BAKER FIESTA LEMONGRASS INDIVIDUAL CASSEROLE BAKER $13.00 1d 2h 30m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS  75TH ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENT FIESTA LEMONGRASS 75TH ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENT $5.00 1d 2h 30m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL $6.00 1d 2h 30m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 12 OZ JAVA MUG FIESTA LEMONGRASS 12 OZ JAVA MUG $6.95 1d 2h 34m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish $27.00 1d 3h 18m
HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent $13.99 1d 4h 30m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate $6.00 1d 4h 31m
FIESTA WARE 2011 LEMONGRASS Green 75th Anniversary Christmas Ornament FIESTA WARE 2011 LEMONGRASS Green 75th Anniversary Christmas Ornament $5.99 1d 4h 40m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Dish 0 $4.99 1d 5h 8m
Fiesta  Fiestaware Lemongrass  Cheese Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Cheese Shaker 0 $4.99 1d 7h 43m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 1d 9h 47m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 1d 9h 47m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $5.50 1d 9h 47m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $5.50 1d 9h 47m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 1d 9h 47m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 1d 9h 47m
2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2 2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2" Dinner Plates EXCELLENT $19.99 1d 10h 19m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory $22.00 1d 10h 22m
Fiestaware Chartreuse / Lemongrass Pyramid Candlesticks pair. Fiestaware Chartreuse / Lemongrass Pyramid Candlesticks pair. 0 $25.00 1d 10h 48m
fiesta coffee or tea cups with c handle multiply colors Homer Laughlin HLC fiesta coffee or tea cups with c handle multiply colors Homer Laughlin HLC $5.25 1d 17h 44m
Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass $9.99 1d 23h 18m
Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2 Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2" - New Never Used-LEMONGRASS $8.00 2d 1m
Fiesta JAM JAR  -1st- 14 oz- 5 1/2 Fiesta JAM JAR -1st- 14 oz- 5 1/2" x 4" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $20.00 2d 34m
Fiesta Ware Teacup Tea Cup and Saucer Set - Lemongrass - EUC Fiesta Ware Teacup Tea Cup and Saucer Set - Lemongrass - EUC 0 $8.99 2d 1h 32m
fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW $36.99 2d 1h 45m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 2d 1h 52m
FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box $29.99 2d 2h 10m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS $14.99 2d 5h 25m
Discontinued Fiesta LEMONGRASS 2pc.Companion Set - NWT - lst Quality Discontinued Fiesta LEMONGRASS 2pc.Companion Set - NWT - lst Quality $34.99 2d 5h 48m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake $21.00 2d 7h 37m
Fiestaware, Beverage Dispenser, Lemongrass green, Base & Lid, Clear Glass Center Fiestaware, Beverage Dispenser, Lemongrass green, Base & Lid, Clear Glass Center $251.99 2d 8h 13m
Fiestaware,2 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Cobalt, Lapis, Turquoise, Lemongrass Fiestaware,2 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Cobalt, Lapis, Turquoise, Lemongrass $15.29 2d 8h 13m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, repaired Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, repaired $7.19 2d 8h 13m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green NIB Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green NIB $35.99 2d 8h 13m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Mixing Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Mixing Bowl 0 $15.00 2d 8h 30m
Fiesta Fiestaware  Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting - New In Box Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting - New In Box $29.99 2d 9h
NEW FIESTAWARE SMALL COVERED BUTTER DISH LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA RETIRED NEW FIESTAWARE SMALL COVERED BUTTER DISH LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA RETIRED $29.99 2d 9h 58m
Fiesta Dinnerware Tea Cup and Saucer, Lemongrass, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz. Fiesta Dinnerware Tea Cup and Saucer, Lemongrass, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz. $6.99 2d 12h 36m
Fiestaware, 16 oz Tall Tumbler, Drink Glass, Fiesta, Cobalt, Lemongrass, Lapis, Fiestaware, 16 oz Tall Tumbler, Drink Glass, Fiesta, Cobalt, Lemongrass, Lapis, $17.99 2d 17h 30m
Fiesta 5-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass NEW IN BOX RETAILS $56.00 Fiesta 5-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass NEW IN BOX RETAILS $56.00 $45.00 2d 20h 59m
Fiesta Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green $53.99 2d 22h 39m
Fiesta Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz Lemongrass Green Fiesta Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz Lemongrass Green $71.99 2d 22h 55m
Fiesta Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green $51.49 2d 22h 55m
Fiesta Dog Bone Treat Jar - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Dog Bone Treat Jar - Lemongrass Green $60.99 2d 22h 56m
Fiesta Serving Bowl Medium 19oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl Medium 19oz - Lemongrass $9.99 2d 23h 41m
Fiesta Gusto Bowls in Lapis Lemongrass White Paprika New  Set of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Gusto Bowls in Lapis Lemongrass White Paprika New Set of 4 Fiestaware $42.00 2d 23h 50m
Fiesta Salsa Bowls in Lemongrass and Slate  New set of 4  Fiestaware Fiesta Salsa Bowls in Lemongrass and Slate New set of 4 Fiestaware $28.00 2d 23h 50m
Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass $18.99 2d 23h 50m
Fiestaware Spoon Rest -  Homer Laughlin China Co.  Fiesta Choose your color, Fiestaware Spoon Rest - Homer Laughlin China Co. Fiesta Choose your color, $17.95 2d 23h 50m
Fiesta Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass Fiesta Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass $33.49 2d 23h 51m
Fiesta 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green Fiesta 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green $12.99 2d 23h 55m
Fiesta 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass $11.99 2d 23h 55m
Fiesta Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass $47.99 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass $12.99 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Small 9.6 Fiesta Small 9.6" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass $14.49 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta 9 Fiesta 9" Rimmed Soup Bowl 13oz - Lemongrass $14.49 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass $8.99 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta 7 Fiesta 7" Salad Plate - Lemongrass $9.49 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Dinnerware 9 Fiesta Dinnerware 9" Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $11.99 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass $21.49 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta 10.5 Fiesta 10.5" Round Dinner Plate - Lemongrass $13.99 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green $14.49 2d 23h 56m
Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass $28.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass $9.49 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 11.75 Fiesta 11.75" Chop Plate - Lemongrass $22.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 6 Fiesta 6" Saucer - Lemongrass Green $6.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass Fiesta 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass $10.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 9.25 Fiesta 9.25" Square Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $12.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 8 Fiesta 8" Spoon Rest - Lemongrass $17.99 2d 23h 57m
Fiesta 6.5 Fiesta 6.5" Appetizer Plate - Lemongrass $9.49 2d 23h 58m
Fiesta Square Salad Plate - Lemongrass Fiesta Square Salad Plate - Lemongrass $10.49 2d 23h 58m
Fiesta Bistro Dinner Plate 10.5 Fiesta Bistro Dinner Plate 10.5" - Lemongrass $15.49 3d 4m
Fiesta Bistro Salad Plate 7.25 Fiesta Bistro Salad Plate 7.25" - Lemongrass $11.99 3d 4m
Fiesta 10.4 Fiesta 10.4" Ceramic Pie Dish - Lemongrass $21.49 3d 14m
Fiesta 64 Oz Pedestal Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiesta 64 Oz Pedestal Bowl - Lemongrass Green $27.49 3d 14m
Fiesta 8oz Ramekin - Lemongrass Green Fiesta 8oz Ramekin - Lemongrass Green $7.99 3d 14m
Fiesta Casserole Dish 17oz - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Casserole Dish 17oz - Lemongrass Green $18.99 3d 14m
Fiesta Cream & Sugar Tray Set - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Cream & Sugar Tray Set - Lemongrass Green $41.99 3d 15m
Fiesta Deviled Egg Tray - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Deviled Egg Tray - Lemongrass Green $28.99 3d 15m
Fiesta Rangetop Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Rangetop Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green $33.49 3d 16m
Fiesta Sugar Packet Caddy - Lemongrass Fiesta Sugar Packet Caddy - Lemongrass $14.49 3d 1h 17m
Fiesta Utility Jam Jar/Mini Kitchen Container 14oz Lemongrass Green Fiesta Utility Jam Jar/Mini Kitchen Container 14oz Lemongrass Green $20.49 3d 1h 17m
Fiesta 6 Fiesta 6" Ceramic Trivet - Lemongrass Green $11.99 3d 1h 24m
Fiesta Bread Tray - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Bread Tray - Lemongrass Green $22.99 3d 1h 24m
HLC Fiesta USA Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Green Ring Handle 3.5 HLC Fiesta USA Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Green Ring Handle 3.5" Made in USA $8.99 3d 1h 27m

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