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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 Cup Lemongrass (lime green) Coffee Mug Tea Cup Post 86 Fiestaware Cup Lemongrass (lime green) Coffee Mug Tea Cup Post 86 $9.99 1h 6m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Tapered Mug 10670443 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Tapered Mug 10670443 $10.99 1h 6m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 10764326 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 10764326 $3.99 1h 53m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4" Bread Tray 8805489 $19.99 5h 56m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 7 5/8" Bistro Bowl 10348860 $15.99 5h 58m
FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW $11.99 8h 32m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter $18.99 11h 34m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 2 pc Companion Set - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 2 pc Companion Set - 1st Quality $29.99 13h 3m
Fiestaware 28oz Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Barely Used!!! Fiestaware 28oz Gusto Bowl Lemongrass - Barely Used!!! $3.99 13h 13m
Fiesta Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! Fiesta Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! $4.99 13h 36m
Fiesta 18 oz. Jumbo Mug in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! Fiesta 18 oz. Jumbo Mug in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! $3.00 13h 44m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate F5C Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate F5C $8.50 14h 56m
Fiestaware Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin 3 Piece Place Setting Square Lemongrass EXC Fiestaware Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin 3 Piece Place Setting Square Lemongrass EXC $29.99 16h 1m
vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA vintage style 1 QT PREP baking bowl lemongrass FIESTA $17.99 16h 9m
 FIESTA halloween BOO CAT 6.5 FIESTA halloween BOO CAT 6.5" APPETIZER snack PLATE lemongrass $16.99 16h 37m
Fiestaware Fiesta Lime Green Lemongrass Cups and Saucers Set of 2 Fiestaware Fiesta Lime Green Lemongrass Cups and Saucers Set of 2 $11.99 16h 40m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $16.00 16h 59m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiestaware HLC Green 11.5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiestaware HLC Green 11.5" Serving Platter $16.00 17h 32m
Fiesta Fiesta "Boo" Cat 9" Lemongrass Luncheon Plate...1st Quality...NWT $14.00 17h 44m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Soup Pasta Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Soup Pasta Bowl $8.50 19h 9m
NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN GUSTO BOWL FIESTA  NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS GREEN GUSTO BOWL FIESTA $7.99 20h 1m
19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8 19 OZ. MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL lemongrass 6 7/8" FIESTA $7.99 20h 9m
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 21h 49m
NWT Fiesta BOO CAT Java Mug Coffee Halloween Lemongrass 1st Quality NWT Fiesta BOO CAT Java Mug Coffee Halloween Lemongrass 1st Quality $12.79 22h 30m
Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher Lemongrass Made in the USA, Great Condition! $22.50 23h 49m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Complete Set NIB Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Complete Set NIB $25.00 1d 32m
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 1d 1h 21m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Square Baker, cake pan, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $27.89 1d 1h 45m
Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL -  5 1/4 Fiesta SQUARE CEREAL BOWL - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" - LEMONGRASS $7.50 1d 1h 48m
Fiesta  lemongrass buffet or pallet  plates set of 4  9 inch   NEW Fiestaware Fiesta lemongrass buffet or pallet plates set of 4 9 inch NEW Fiestaware $30.00 1d 7h 25m
Fiesta Salsa Bowls in Lapis Lemongrass Poppy Claret New   set of 4  Fiestaware Fiesta Salsa Bowls in Lapis Lemongrass Poppy Claret New set of 4 Fiestaware $28.00 1d 7h 25m
FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW $43.99 1d 12h 1m
fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW $33.99 1d 12h 5m
LEMONGRASS FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS IN BOX LEMONGRASS FIESTA SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS IN BOX 3 $3.25 1d 12h 56m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - (Small) 8 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - (Small) 8" Vase - 1st Quality $134.99 1d 13h 17m
Lapis Lemongrass Cobalt Sunflower Turquoise Dots Fiesta® 15 oz DOF Glass Lapis Lemongrass Cobalt Sunflower Turquoise Dots Fiesta® 15 oz DOF Glass $6.99 1d 13h 31m
FIESTA WARE DINNERTWARE PLACE SETTING...LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE DINNERTWARE PLACE SETTING...LEMONGRASS $19.95 1d 14h 32m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass  FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES set lot sunflower lapis poppy lemongrass FIESTA WARE $40.99 1d 15h 15m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl $7.00 1d 16h 3m
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 16h 52m
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 1d 18h
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 1d 18h 3m
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 18h 38m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! $39.99 1d 18h 57m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl - Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bistro Bowl - Fiesta Green 38 oz Bowl $12.50 1d 19h 11m
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 1d 20h 5m
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 1d 20h 34m
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 20h 50m
 FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTA 0 $21.99 1d 21h 15m
Fiesta Ware 1QT Prep Bowl LEMONGRASS Mixing Bowl Fiesta Ware 1QT Prep Bowl LEMONGRASS Mixing Bowl $16.99 1d 23h 1m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING $30.00 2d 10h 20m
Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New $32.89 2d 11h 45m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Cereal Bowl 6 7/8 Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Cereal Bowl 6 7/8" ~ Fiesta 0 $6.00 2d 12h 28m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Medium Heart Bowl - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Medium Heart Bowl - 1st Quality $19.99 2d 13h 24m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Extra Large Covered Butter Set - New Design Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Extra Large Covered Butter Set - New Design $24.99 2d 13h 31m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green NEW $23.00 2d 13h 38m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Extra Large Covered Butter Set - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Extra Large Covered Butter Set - 1st Quality $29.99 2d 13h 38m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4" Salad Plate $5.99 2d 13h 45m
Fiestaware LemonGrass Three Tier Handled Serving Tray Fiesta NIB Fiestaware LemonGrass Three Tier Handled Serving Tray Fiesta NIB $70.00 2d 14h 41m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 2d 14h 47m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handled Mug Cup  Fiesta Green Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handled Mug Cup Fiesta Green $5.25 2d 15h 33m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Lime Green 10 1/2 Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Lime Green 10 1/2" plate F1C $7.00 2d 18h 7m
Lot of Fiestaware FIESTA Lemongrass 2 dinner plates 2 salad plates 2 mugs Lot of Fiestaware FIESTA Lemongrass 2 dinner plates 2 salad plates 2 mugs $40.00 2d 18h 19m
NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 2 LEMONGRASS GREEN SALAD PLATES FIESTA NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 2 LEMONGRASS GREEN SALAD PLATES FIESTA $9.99 2d 18h 30m
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 19h 45m
2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cup & Saucer Sets Sunflower and Lemon Grass 2011 2012 2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Cup & Saucer Sets Sunflower and Lemon Grass 2011 2012 $11.75 2d 20h 19m
Fiesta Kitchen Towel Stitch Stripe Lemongrass Antimicrobial Protection NWT Fiesta Kitchen Towel Stitch Stripe Lemongrass Antimicrobial Protection NWT 0 $4.99 2d 22h 15m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7 1/4 Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7 1/4" small plate F3C $6.00 2d 22h 24m
Fiestaware Cup And Saucer LIME Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Cup And Saucer LIME Lemongrass Green 0 $4.25 2d 22h 38m
Fiesta Multi Purpose Bowl Lemongrass New Fiesta Multi Purpose Bowl Lemongrass New 0 $12.99 2d 22h 43m
Fiestaware Large Bowl ~ Lemongrass Fiestaware Large Bowl ~ Lemongrass $15.00 2d 23h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl $7.00 3d 59m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl - Green Fiesta HLC 14 oz Bowl OOPS $6.00 3d 1h 16m
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 3d 1h 41m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tom & Jerry Coffee Mug in Lemongrass $6.00 3d 5h 11m
Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2 Fiesta PAIR DINNER PLATE - 10 1/2" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $14.00 3d 9h 4m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 $9.99 3d 11h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS Creamer & Sugar With Tray 8805479 $37.99 3d 11h 27m
Fiestaware Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Green $19.03 3d 12h 25m
Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish | Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish | Lemongrass Green $29.14 3d 12h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug F107C Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug F107C $7.50 3d 12h 40m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl $12.99 3d 13h 10m
Fiesta Festaware - Standard 0452 Teacup Tea Cup and 0470 Saucer  -  Lemongrass Fiesta Festaware - Standard 0452 Teacup Tea Cup and 0470 Saucer - Lemongrass 0 $30.00 3d 13h 48m
 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE only Lemongrass $20.99 3d 13h 51m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass green HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5 DINNER PLATE lemongrass green HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW $6.99 3d 15h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Tray Fiesta Green Bread Plate Serving Tray Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Tray Fiesta Green Bread Plate Serving Tray $14.00 3d 15h 35m
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 16h 39m
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 18h 44m
Fiesta large mixing bowl in Lemongrass  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta large mixing bowl in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $27.00 3d 19h 50m
Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set White tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set White tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware $78.20 3d 19h 50m
Fiesta Gusto Bowls Cobalt White Lapis Lemongrass  New Set of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Gusto Bowls Cobalt White Lapis Lemongrass New Set of 4 Fiestaware $32.50 3d 20h 7m
Fiesta Gusto Bowls Cobalt Sunflower Lemongrass Peacock New Set of  4 Fiesta Gusto Bowls Cobalt Sunflower Lemongrass Peacock New Set of 4 $32.50 3d 20h 7m
Fiesta Gusto Bowl Lemongrass Peacock Plum White retired New Set of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Gusto Bowl Lemongrass Peacock Plum White retired New Set of 4 Fiestaware $32.50 3d 20h 7m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ GRAVY BOAT FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ GRAVY BOAT $15.30 3d 21h 3m
Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Large Disc Pitcher Homer Laughlin EUC Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Large Disc Pitcher Homer Laughlin EUC $21.74 3d 21h 37m
  Fiesta Ware Bealls 100th Anniversary LEMONGRASS  Pineapple Decal Java Mug  NWT Fiesta Ware Bealls 100th Anniversary LEMONGRASS Pineapple Decal Java Mug NWT $10.99 3d 22h 11m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tumbler Fiesta Lime Green Cup Bathroom Accessory F91C Fiestaware Lemongrass Tumbler Fiesta Lime Green Cup Bathroom Accessory F91C $12.00 3d 22h 45m
Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate and Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set Fiestaware Coastal Starfish Lunch Plate and Lemongrass Dinner Plate Combo Set $55.00 3d 22h 50m
FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN  75TH ANNIVERSARY LEMONGRASS ORNAMENT FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY LEMONGRASS ORNAMENT $7.99 3d 22h 53m
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 3d 23h 24m

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