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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 LUNCHEON/Lunch Plate - 9 FiestaWare LUNCHEON/Lunch Plate - 9" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $7.00 3h 36m
FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW $43.99 4h 39m
  ( 2 ) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Latte Mugs  in Lemongrass ( 2 ) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Latte Mugs in Lemongrass $17.99 5h 48m
Fiesta  XL BUTTER DISH -  2nd  quality -LEMONGRASS Fiesta XL BUTTER DISH - 2nd quality -LEMONGRASS $25.00 6h 17m
Fiestaware Set Of 6 Saucer Plates 6 Fiestaware Set Of 6 Saucer Plates 6" Diameter Green, Pink,Blue,Grey, Lemongrass 0 $9.95 6h 20m
Fiestaware, Christmas Tree Plate, 10 Fiestaware, Christmas Tree Plate, 10" Tree Serving Platter, Fiesta, Lemongrass $29.69 7h 10m
FIESTAWARE BY HOMER LAUGHLIN 64 OZ WATER DISC PITCHER LEMONGRASS FIESTAWARE BY HOMER LAUGHLIN 64 OZ WATER DISC PITCHER LEMONGRASS $59.62 7h 14m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dip Bowl Fiesta Green Replacement Dip Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Dip Bowl Fiesta Green Replacement Dip Bowl $12.00 7h 51m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl $7.00 8h 41m
Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass $10.00 8h 46m
Fiesta Large 13.5 Fiesta Large 13.5" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass $29.47 8h 52m
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 9h 30m
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 10h 41m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta - Lemongrass - Pair of Cups and Saucers Homer Laughlin Fiesta - Lemongrass - Pair of Cups and Saucers 0 $12.95 10h 58m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl $13.50 11h 49m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature Bowl Fiesta Green 18 oz Serving Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature Bowl Fiesta Green 18 oz Serving Bowl $23.00 13h 12m
Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive Fiesta Large Pasta Serving Bowl RETIRED Lemongrass Green - Macy's Exclusive $50.00 13h 29m
Fiestaware Christmas Tree Plate in Lemongrass Fiesta 10 inch Serving Platter New Fiestaware Christmas Tree Plate in Lemongrass Fiesta 10 inch Serving Platter New $40.00 14h 20m
Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set Sage tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set Sage tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware $78.00 14h 20m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Smaller  Oval Serving Platter, Lemongrass green,  EUC Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Smaller Oval Serving Platter, Lemongrass green, EUC $20.00 1d 2h 1m
Fiesta Lemongrass 15 Fiesta Lemongrass 15" Pizza Baklng Tray...1st Quality...New...Retired 0 $49.00 1d 2h 6m
Fiesta BEVERAGE SERVER- New in box- 1st - Hard to find- Retired Item- LEMONGRASS Fiesta BEVERAGE SERVER- New in box- 1st - Hard to find- Retired Item- LEMONGRASS $320.00 1d 2h 19m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING $30.00 1d 2h 58m
Fiestaware 6 pc Relish Entertainment set in Plum/Lemongrass. Includes 12 Fiestaware 6 pc Relish Entertainment set in Plum/Lemongrass. Includes 12" tray. $80.00 1d 3h 43m
Fiesta Retired Lemongrass 3 Pc. Square Place Setting...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Retired Lemongrass 3 Pc. Square Place Setting...1st Quality...NIB $45.00 1d 4h
Fiesta  Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB $58.00 1d 4h
MODERN Pottery Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS Lime Green Lot 2 Coffee Mugs MODERN Pottery Homer Laughlin Fiesta LEMONGRASS Lime Green Lot 2 Coffee Mugs $14.99 1d 5h 1m
POST 1986 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC POST 1986 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE HLC $9.99 1d 5h 28m
NEW FIESTAWARE BUTTER DISH BOTTOM BASE PLATE LEMONGRASS SMALL FIESTA RETIRED NEW FIESTAWARE BUTTER DISH BOTTOM BASE PLATE LEMONGRASS SMALL FIESTA RETIRED $8.99 1d 6h 3m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW $35.00 1d 6h 16m
Fiesta Christmas Ornament 75th Anniversary Lemon Grass 2011 HLC NIP Fiesta Christmas Ornament 75th Anniversary Lemon Grass 2011 HLC NIP $11.25 1d 6h 38m
Fiestaware Fiestaware "Lemongrass" Omni Tray Never Used 0 $12.99 1d 6h 45m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Spoon Rest - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Spoon Rest - 1st Quality $15.99 1d 6h 54m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Vase Fiesta Green 8 inch Flared Flower Vase Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Vase Fiesta Green 8 inch Flared Flower Vase $135.00 1d 10h 10m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Lime Green 10.5 inch plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Lime Green 10.5 inch plate $7.00 1d 10h 45m
Fiesta Bread & Butter Plate Lemongrass Used Fiesta Bread & Butter Plate Lemongrass Used 0 $4.99 1d 10h 58m
Fiesta Rainbow Stripe Luncheon Plates x 2 - NEW - Scarlet Tangerine Lemongrass Fiesta Rainbow Stripe Luncheon Plates x 2 - NEW - Scarlet Tangerine Lemongrass 0 $30.00 1d 11h 6m
Fiesta Tea Cups x 6 - Shamrock Peacock Tangerine Lemongrass and 2 Turquoise Fiesta Tea Cups x 6 - Shamrock Peacock Tangerine Lemongrass and 2 Turquoise 0 $12.00 1d 11h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Bouillon Cup 11146332 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Bouillon Cup 11146332 $5.99 1d 11h 31m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock or Holder Fiesta Lime Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock or Holder Fiesta Lime Kitchen Crock $24.00 1d 11h 52m
Fiestaware Lemongrass bouillon bowl Fiesta Lime Green boullion Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass bouillon bowl Fiesta Lime Green boullion Bowl $6.00 1d 12h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Lime Covered Butter XL Large Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Lime Covered Butter XL Large $25.00 1d 12h 12m
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 12h 24m
FIESTA / Fiestaware / 3-Piece Square Setting / Lemongrass Green / BRAND NEW FIESTA / Fiestaware / 3-Piece Square Setting / Lemongrass Green / BRAND NEW 1 $7.99 1d 13h 26m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® 1 Quart Serving Bowl LEMONGRASS Fiesta® 1 Quart Serving Bowl $11.99 1d 13h 43m
Fiesta ware Square Lemon Grass  Mugs Fiesta ware Square Lemon Grass Mugs $5.95 1d 13h 58m
Fiesta LEMONGRASS GREEN Individual Casserole Dish, 9 1/4 Fiesta LEMONGRASS GREEN Individual Casserole Dish, 9 1/4" Wide x 2" High 0 $14.99 1d 14h 18m
Fiesta set of 2  Ramekins  in Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta set of 2 Ramekins in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware $12.50 1d 14h 39m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coffee Cup Mug 4 pcs Lemongrass Green Round Handle Lime Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coffee Cup Mug 4 pcs Lemongrass Green Round Handle Lime $24.99 1d 15h
Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New $32.89 1d 15h 2m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7.25 inch small plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7.25 inch small plate $6.00 1d 15h 2m
Salt Pepper Shakers, Turquoise blue & Lemongrass grn, faux Fiesta String O Light Salt Pepper Shakers, Turquoise blue & Lemongrass grn, faux Fiesta String O Light $9.89 1d 17h 34m
Fiesta Dinnerware, Halloween Plate, Cat - Boo, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, NWT Fiesta Dinnerware, Halloween Plate, Cat - Boo, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, NWT $17.99 1d 17h 34m
Fiestaware, 2 1/2 qt Casserole, Beverage Dispenser Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 2 1/2 qt Casserole, Beverage Dispenser Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $29.69 1d 17h 34m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $13.49 1d 17h 34m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Green Fiesta 14 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Green Fiesta 14 oz Bowl $7.00 1d 17h 37m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass $6.00 1d 21h 50m
Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2 Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $14.00 2d 1h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug $7.50 2d 5h 19m
HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Wear Lemongrass 7 HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Wear Lemongrass 7" Medium Cereal Soup Bowl USA Lime $5.99 2d 5h 52m
4 HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug Lemongrass USA Lime Art Deco 4 HLC Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug Lemongrass USA Lime Art Deco $29.99 2d 5h 52m
Fiestaware 3 Piece Bistro Set Lemongrass NIB Fiestaware 3 Piece Bistro Set Lemongrass NIB $45.00 2d 5h 54m
 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE only Lemongrass $20.99 2d 6h 29m
 Fiesta HLC Chartreuse/Lemon Grass Large Disk Pitcher Plain - Contemporary Fiesta HLC Chartreuse/Lemon Grass Large Disk Pitcher Plain - Contemporary 0 $24.95 2d 7h 6m
Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz  6 1/2 Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz 6 1/2" Never Used LEMONGRASS $10.00 2d 7h 40m
2 Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Salad Plates 7.25 2 Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Salad Plates 7.25" Round HLC Lime Green Dessert Bread 0 $6.50 2d 7h 48m
Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free $14.99 2d 7h 51m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass green HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5 DINNER PLATE lemongrass green HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW $6.99 2d 7h 59m
Fiesta Lemongrass Gusto Bowls 28 oz set of 2 Fiesta Lemongrass Gusto Bowls 28 oz set of 2 $12.00 2d 8h 16m
Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $65.69 2d 8h 29m
Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz  Child Size - LEMONGRASS Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz Child Size - LEMONGRASS $6.00 2d 8h 36m
Fiesta Ware Java Coffee Mug Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Fiesta Ware Java Coffee Mug Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 0 $11.00 2d 9h 3m
2 Fiesta Ware NEW- 7 1/4” Salad Plate- LEMONGRASS- Lime Green 2 Fiesta Ware NEW- 7 1/4” Salad Plate- LEMONGRASS- Lime Green $11.00 2d 9h 13m
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 2d 9h 17m
Fiesta Java Mug in Lemongrass  Set of 2   NEW Fiestaware Fiesta Java Mug in Lemongrass Set of 2 NEW Fiestaware $14.00 2d 9h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock $50.00 2d 12h 4m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - (Small) 8 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - (Small) 8" Vase - 1st Quality $74.99 2d 14h 24m
Fiestaware School of Fish Lunch Plate and Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set Fiestaware School of Fish Lunch Plate and Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set $55.00 2d 16h 2m
Fiestaware, Kiwi 10” Dinner Plate, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi 10” Dinner Plate, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $79.00 2d 18h 32m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Bowl Lemongrass HLC fiesta Made In USA Cereal Soup Excellent $10.00 3d 3h 50m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 64 Oz Pitcher 7737071 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 64 Oz Pitcher 7737071 $45.99 3d 4h 25m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 10-1/2 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 10-1/2" Dinner Plate $6.99 3d 4h 55m
Lot of 2 FIESTA WARE Coffee Tea Cups Turquoise & Lime Green/Lemongrass Lot of 2 FIESTA WARE Coffee Tea Cups Turquoise & Lime Green/Lemongrass $7.75 3d 4h 55m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top $14.00 3d 5h 45m
FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY 0 $15.00 3d 7h 34m
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW $11.99 3d 7h 54m
 FIESTA lemongrass 9 FIESTA lemongrass 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE $7.99 3d 8h 22m
GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $7.99 3d 8h 28m
CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4 CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4" Round serving Platter $10.99 3d 9h 29m
FIESTA 5 3/8 FIESTA 5 3/8" stacking FRUIT BERRY DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $4.99 3d 9h 50m
tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ $5.99 3d 9h 50m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 3d 10h 41m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4" Salad Plate 332 $15.99 3d 11h 3m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7" Coupe Soup Bowl 332 $17.99 3d 11h 4m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 332 $19.99 3d 11h 5m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 3d 11h 19m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $42.99 3d 11h 29m
Fiesta Ware Retired 2011 LEMONGRASS Green  75th Anniversary Ornament Fiesta Ware Retired 2011 LEMONGRASS Green 75th Anniversary Ornament $5.99 3d 12h 5m
Fiesta Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green $59.99 3d 12h 55m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $24.00 3d 13h 35m

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