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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.

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 2h 14m
8 FIESTA 7 1/4 8 FIESTA 7 1/4" SALAD PLATES - 8 DIFFERENT COLORS INCLUDING PEACOCK $44.00 4h 9m
FIESTA 23 OZ LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL FIESTA 23 OZ LEMONGRASS GUSTO BOWL $8.00 4h 9m
6 FIESTA 7 1/4 6 FIESTA 7 1/4" SALAD PLATES - 6 DIFFERENT COLORS INCLUDING PEACOCK $33.00 4h 9m
BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ $5.49 5h 43m
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 7h 45m
4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new 9oz $39.99 8h 6m
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 8h 9m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! $39.99 9h 3m
Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece 0 $18.95 9h 49m
Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive $50.00 10h 56m
Fiesta appetizer plates lemongrass set of 4 NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta appetizer plates lemongrass set of 4 NEW Never Used Fiestaware $16.00 11h 15m
FiestaWare 10.25 oz Coffee Mug by Homer Laughlin w/ Ring Handle in Lemongrass FiestaWare 10.25 oz Coffee Mug by Homer Laughlin w/ Ring Handle in Lemongrass $5.95 13h 53m
Fiesta  SQUARE MUG - 4 Fiesta SQUARE MUG - 4" Tall - 13 ozs. Great Design - New Never Used LEMONGRASS $7.00 23h 16m
Fiesta Medium Cereal Soup Bowls in Lemongrass  set of 2 NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Medium Cereal Soup Bowls in Lemongrass set of 2 NEW Fiestaware 0 $18.00 23h 35m
Fiestaware Lemongrass  Spoon Rest - HLC Fiesta Green Spoonrest Fiestaware Lemongrass Spoon Rest - HLC Fiesta Green Spoonrest $12.50 23h 59m
Fiesta ware Retired Lemongrass Juice Disk Pitcher 5 Fiesta ware Retired Lemongrass Juice Disk Pitcher 5" Fiestaware 0 $35.00 1d 55m
Fiesta Hostess Bowl Lemongrass Green Pedestal Base Fiestaware F43C Fiesta Hostess Bowl Lemongrass Green Pedestal Base Fiestaware F43C $20.00 1d 2h 12m
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 1d 4h 30m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 1d 4h 53m
Fiesta 10 1/2 Fiesta 10 1/2" Dinner Plate Lemongrass Green Fiestaware F1C $7.00 1d 8h 13m
Fiesta Latte Mug Lemongrass Fiestaware F29C Fiesta Latte Mug Lemongrass Fiestaware F29C $12.00 1d 8h 28m
Fiestaware Cups and Saucers - Lemongrass And Scarlet Fiestaware Cups and Saucers - Lemongrass And Scarlet $15.00 1d 9h 13m
Fiesta 28-Ounce Gusto Bowl Lemongrass Fiesta 28-Ounce Gusto Bowl Lemongrass $29.49 1d 9h 49m
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 1d 9h 51m
Set Of 15 Fiesta Fiestaware Dinnerware Set Lemongrass Dinner Plate Bowls Mugs T2 Set Of 15 Fiesta Fiestaware Dinnerware Set Lemongrass Dinner Plate Bowls Mugs T2 $64.99 1d 11h 35m
Fiesta 7 1/4 Fiesta 7 1/4" Salad Plate Lemongrass Green Fiestaware F3C $6.00 1d 12h 30m
3 Contemporary Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mugs: Lemon Grass, Sunflower, Tangerine 3 Contemporary Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mugs: Lemon Grass, Sunflower, Tangerine 0 $12.99 1d 13h 11m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl $7.00 1d 15h 5m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS $6.00 1d 15h 21m
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 1d 15h 51m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Saucer 6 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Saucer 6" tea cup plate Homer Laughlin $4.95 1d 16h 48m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 $12.99 1d 21h 53m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 $41.99 1d 22h 27m
Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2 Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $14.00 1d 23h 9m
Fiesta Tapered Mug Lemongrass NEW Style Fiestaware F107C Fiesta Tapered Mug Lemongrass NEW Style Fiestaware F107C $7.50 2d 2h 46m
Fiesta Lemongrass Large Disc Pitcher - HLC Fiestaware Green Large Water Pitcher Fiesta Lemongrass Large Disc Pitcher - HLC Fiestaware Green Large Water Pitcher $25.00 2d 3h 9m
NIB Fiesta Fiestaware 2-Piece Chip N Dip Set - Lemongrass NIB Fiesta Fiestaware 2-Piece Chip N Dip Set - Lemongrass $34.99 2d 3h 12m
Fiesta 4 piece place setting Lemongrass Fiestaware F99C- 5 sets-20 pcs total Fiesta 4 piece place setting Lemongrass Fiestaware F99C- 5 sets-20 pcs total $140.00 2d 3h 15m
Fiestaware Small 9.6 Fiestaware Small 9.6" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass Green, set of 2 $60.00 2d 3h 20m
Fiesta Large 12 Fiesta Large 12" Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Fiestaware pf.823 set of 4 0 $45.00 2d 3h 23m
2 pc Fiesta Fiestaware Chip and Dip bowl Lemongrass 2 pc Fiesta Fiestaware Chip and Dip bowl Lemongrass 1 $15.00 2d 3h 25m
fiestaware cake plate with server Lemongrass fiestaware cake plate with server Lemongrass 0 $25.00 2d 3h 27m
Fiesta Individual Casserole Dish Lemongrass Fiestaware - set of 2 Fiesta Individual Casserole Dish Lemongrass Fiestaware - set of 2 0 $16.00 2d 3h 30m
 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE only Lemongrass $20.99 2d 3h 57m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 9 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 9" RIMMED SOUP BOWL $9.00 2d 4h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Mini Disc Pitcher Lemongrass w/ Red Valentine Hearts Fiesta Fiestaware Mini Disc Pitcher Lemongrass w/ Red Valentine Hearts $28.99 2d 4h 54m
Fiesta 3 piece Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Fiesta 3 piece Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 0 $12.95 2d 5h 50m
FIESTA WARE NEW MEDIUM LEMONGRASS MIXING BOWL  HOLDS 60 OZ MADE IN USA FIESTA WARE NEW MEDIUM LEMONGRASS MIXING BOWL HOLDS 60 OZ MADE IN USA $35.99 2d 6h 45m
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 2d 8h 49m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Tapered Mug, Java or Coffee Cup, Lemongrass green, New 2nds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Tapered Mug, Java or Coffee Cup, Lemongrass green, New 2nds $9.89 2d 10h 2m
fiesta hlcca  Small disc pitcher 1941 jazz lemongrass fiesta hlcca Small disc pitcher 1941 jazz lemongrass 0 $50.00 2d 10h 27m
Set 4  Fiesta Dinnerware Coffee Mugs Lemongrass Color Set 4 Fiesta Dinnerware Coffee Mugs Lemongrass Color $15.00 2d 10h 36m
Fiesta Lemongrass Tumbler Fiestaware New Item pf.148 Fiesta Lemongrass Tumbler Fiestaware New Item pf.148 $12.00 2d 12h 51m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Individual Oval Casserole Baker, Lemongrass green, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Individual Oval Casserole Baker, Lemongrass green, Nice $12.50 2d 12h 53m
2 x Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 12 Oz Java Mugs EUC 2 x Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 12 Oz Java Mugs EUC 0 $4.95 2d 12h 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 2d 13h 30m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Soap Dish 10247802 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Soap Dish 10247802 $19.99 2d 16h 10m
FIESTA  NEW LEMON GRASS 70 oz COVERED CASSEROLE Fiestaware FIESTA NEW LEMON GRASS 70 oz COVERED CASSEROLE Fiestaware $39.00 2d 16h 33m
Fiesta Petware Bowl - Lemongrass - 14 oz, New, Free Shipping Fiesta Petware Bowl - Lemongrass - 14 oz, New, Free Shipping $22.33 2d 17h 6m
Fiesta Jumbo Bowl Lemongrass Fiesta Jumbo Bowl Lemongrass $1.00 2d 18h 50m
Fiesta large mixing bowl in Lemongrass  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta large mixing bowl in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware 0 $27.00 2d 21h 42m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 $18.99 2d 21h 52m
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 2d 23h 49m
Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Tapered Mug NWOT Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Tapered Mug NWOT $10.00 3d 1h 6m
Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate w/ Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set $55.00 3d 2h 56m
Fiesta Range Top Salt  Shaker Single Lemongrass Green Fiestaware SS Fiesta Range Top Salt Shaker Single Lemongrass Green Fiestaware SS $14.00 3d 3h 12m
Lemongrass Contemporary Fiesta Dinner Plate 10 3/4 Lemongrass Contemporary Fiesta Dinner Plate 10 3/4" 0 $1.00 3d 4h
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW $11.99 3d 5h 22m
FIESTA Set of 4 NEW LEMONGRASS Fringe 100% Cotton Napkin NEW W/ STICKERS FIESTA Set of 4 NEW LEMONGRASS Fringe 100% Cotton Napkin NEW W/ STICKERS $19.99 3d 6h 19m
VASE lemongrass  HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8 VASE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8" MEDIUM NEW $36.99 3d 7h 29m
Fiestaware  2 QT Serving Bowl Lemongrass 455 Fiestaware 2 QT Serving Bowl Lemongrass 455 $32.99 3d 7h 49m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 3d 8h 9m
 AD CUP ESPRESSO DEMITASSE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE AD CUP ESPRESSO DEMITASSE lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE $9.99 3d 8h 43m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 3d 8h 47m
4 DINNER PLATES lemongrass shamrock sunflower sage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES lemongrass shamrock sunflower sage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $43.99 3d 8h 56m
4 DINNER PLATES sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $43.99 3d 9h
FIESTA WARE  CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS $109.99 3d 9h 7m
Fiestaware Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass - Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass - Homer Laughlin Fiesta $11.95 3d 10h 9m
Fiestaware Egg Tray - Fiesta Lemongrass Green Deviled Egg Serving Plate Fiestaware Egg Tray - Fiesta Lemongrass Green Deviled Egg Serving Plate $19.00 3d 12h 39m
Lot 2 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta Dinner Plates Lemongrass Lot 2 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Fiesta Dinner Plates Lemongrass $20.00 3d 20h 18m
FiestaWare RAMEKIN BOWL - 4 x 2 -  New Never Used  LEMONGRASS FiestaWare RAMEKIN BOWL - 4 x 2 - New Never Used LEMONGRASS $8.00 3d 22h 59m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Square Bottom Round Top Soup Cereal Bowl Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Square Bottom Round Top Soup Cereal Bowl $11.75 4d 1h 23m
Fiestaware Lemongrass creamer cream pitcher Fiestaware Lemongrass creamer cream pitcher $6.00 4d 2h 38m
JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ $6.99 4d 3h 37m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Individual Oval Casserole Baker, Lemongrass green, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Individual Oval Casserole Baker, Lemongrass green, Nice $11.69 4d 3h 45m
Fiesta® Dinner ware, Demitasse AD Cup, tiny teacup, Lemongrass & Shamrock, New 2 Fiesta® Dinner ware, Demitasse AD Cup, tiny teacup, Lemongrass & Shamrock, New 2 $15.29 4d 3h 45m
Fiesta 4 Pieces Lemongrass Chartreuse S & P Vegetable Bowl Mini Pitcher Fiesta 4 Pieces Lemongrass Chartreuse S & P Vegetable Bowl Mini Pitcher 0 $15.99 4d 3h 52m
FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament  HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. $7.95 4d 4h 11m
RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ $6.99 4d 4h 12m
Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Set Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Set 0 $6.99 4d 6h 58m
LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $17.99 4d 7h 26m
Fiesta Ring Handle Mug Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Fiestaware F28C Fiesta Ring Handle Mug Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Fiestaware F28C $6.50 4d 8h 45m
Fiesta Goblets Lot of 4 Glasses Stemware Lapis Lemongrass Cobalt pf.233 Fiesta Goblets Lot of 4 Glasses Stemware Lapis Lemongrass Cobalt pf.233 $22.00 4d 12h 34m
Fiesta 2-Quart Serving Bowl, Shamrock & Lemon Grass ** Fiesta 2-Quart Serving Bowl, Shamrock & Lemon Grass ** $30.00 4d 13h 21m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Beverage Dispenser Base, Flower Pot, Lemongrass, New 2nds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Beverage Dispenser Base, Flower Pot, Lemongrass, New 2nds $20.69 4d 16h 53m
Fiesta® Lemongrass Square Covered Box Sugar, Marmalade. Belk Exclusive NIB Fiesta® Lemongrass Square Covered Box Sugar, Marmalade. Belk Exclusive NIB $19.95 5d 11m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Ramekin 7737111 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Ramekin 7737111 $9.99 5d 2h 30m
Fiesta Lemongrass Spoon Rest Fiesta Lemongrass Spoon Rest $10.00 5d 3h 47m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chili Bowl 8805484 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chili Bowl 8805484 $11.99 5d 5h 13m

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