Texas Cooking Logo

Lemongrass Fiesta® (Post 1986)

Lemongrass Fiesta Production: - Present

by

Lemongrass Fiestaware snapshot

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.

Fiesta® 2 Pc Set - BOO CAT on Lemongrass Luncheon Plate & Java Mug - 1st Quality Fiesta® 2 Pc Set - BOO CAT on Lemongrass Luncheon Plate & Java Mug - 1st Quality $24.99 1h 1m
2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot 2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot $29.99 2h 47m
FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS COFFEE JAVA LEMONGRASS GREEN MUG 12 OZ LOT OF 4 NEW FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS COFFEE JAVA LEMONGRASS GREEN MUG 12 OZ LOT OF 4 NEW 0 $32.99 4h 12m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Bowl Lemongrass HLC fiesta Made In USA Cereal Soup Excellent $10.00 14h 12m
Fiesta 2-1/4-Inch Salt and Pepper Set, Lemongrass Fiesta 2-1/4-Inch Salt and Pepper Set, Lemongrass $25.49 14h 23m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top $10.00 16h 7m
Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $65.69 17h 11m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL $6.00 17h 56m
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW 38 oz FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW 38 oz $11.99 18h 16m
 FIESTA lemongrass 9 FIESTA lemongrass 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE $7.99 18h 44m
GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $7.99 18h 50m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS- Large Oval Baker - 1st Quality - Discontinued Item Fiesta® LEMONGRASS- Large Oval Baker - 1st Quality - Discontinued Item $39.99 19h 47m
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 19h 51m
FIESTA 4 NEW LEMON GRASS lime green DINNER PLATES 10-1/2 FIESTA 4 NEW LEMON GRASS lime green DINNER PLATES 10-1/2" Fiestaware PLATE $27.99 19h 54m
FIESTA  NEW LEMONGRASS lime green 4 Piece Tray Sugar & Cream Set Fiestaware FIESTA NEW LEMONGRASS lime green 4 Piece Tray Sugar & Cream Set Fiestaware $29.00 19h 54m
tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ $5.99 20h 12m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 21h 3m
FIESTA WARE BRAND NEW SET OF 4 LEMONGRASS 10 1/2 Inch DINNER PLATES FIESTA WARE BRAND NEW SET OF 4 LEMONGRASS 10 1/2 Inch DINNER PLATES $36.99 21h 23m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4" Salad Plate 332 $15.99 21h 25m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7" Coupe Soup Bowl 332 $17.99 21h 26m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 332 $19.99 21h 27m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 21h 41m
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 21h 51m
Fiesta Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green $59.99 23h 17m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $24.00 23h 57m
12 Oz Microwave Safe Java Mug Kitchen Hot Beverage Coffee Holder Lemongrass 12 Oz Microwave Safe Java Mug Kitchen Hot Beverage Coffee Holder Lemongrass $20.01 1d 5h 39m
Fiesta Lemongrass 15 Fiesta Lemongrass 15" Pizza Baklng Tray...1st Quality...New...Retired 0 $49.00 1d 13h 44m
SET 4 FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass SET 4 FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass $34.99 1d 16h 18m
JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ $6.99 1d 16h 31m
Fiestaware special! 3 Lemongrass mugs-Great barely used, see more-combine ship:) Fiestaware special! 3 Lemongrass mugs-Great barely used, see more-combine ship:) $12.00 1d 16h 37m
FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament  HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. $7.95 1d 17h 6m
RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ $6.99 1d 17h 6m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon $55.00 1d 17h 15m
BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ $5.49 1d 17h 46m
Simplydesignz Lemongrass Oval Serving Dish/Appitizer Dish Simplydesignz Lemongrass Oval Serving Dish/Appitizer Dish $27.62 1d 18h 57m
FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW $45.99 1d 20h 20m
LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $17.99 1d 20h 21m
Fiesta  Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB 0 $25.00 1d 22h 20m
Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl LEMONGRASS Macy's Exclusive Homer Laughlin Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl LEMONGRASS Macy's Exclusive Homer Laughlin $14.93 1d 22h 31m
Fiesta Tea Cups x 6 - Shamrock Peacock Tangerine Lemongrass and 2 Turquoise Fiesta Tea Cups x 6 - Shamrock Peacock Tangerine Lemongrass and 2 Turquoise $12.00 1d 23h 47m
Fiesta LEMON GRASS HALLOWEEN BLACK CAT BOO Coffee Tea Mug ~ Fiesta LEMON GRASS HALLOWEEN BLACK CAT BOO Coffee Tea Mug ~ 0 $14.99 1d 23h 50m
Fiestaware Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting NIB Fiestaware Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting NIB 0 $15.99 2d 1h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug $12.00 2d 2h 16m
Fiesta Square Salad Plate - Scarlet, Ivory, Shamrock, Lapis, Poppy + More Fiesta Square Salad Plate - Scarlet, Ivory, Shamrock, Lapis, Poppy + More $20.95 2d 2h 22m
Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass $41.95 2d 6h 24m
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 2d 12h 58m
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 2d 12h 58m
Fiesta set of 2  Ramekins  in Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta set of 2 Ramekins in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware $12.50 2d 12h 58m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cup HLC Yellow Contemporary Lemon Grass U1 Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cup HLC Yellow Contemporary Lemon Grass U1 $15.00 2d 14h 45m
Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass $58.90 2d 15h 9m
Fiesta 12-Ounce Java Mug Lemongrass Fiesta 12-Ounce Java Mug Lemongrass $20.94 2d 15h 9m
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 2d 15h 17m
Fiesta Large Mixing Bowl Lemongrass Fiestaware 9” Fiesta Large Mixing Bowl Lemongrass Fiestaware 9” $15.00 2d 15h 52m
Fiesta Fiestaware 5.5 Fiesta Fiestaware 5.5" Round Bowls Paprika, Tangerine, Lemon, Lemongrass $29.00 2d 16h 47m
Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Tea Cup and Saucer Set Color Set Tea/Coffee Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Tea Cup and Saucer Set Color Set Tea/Coffee 0 $8.00 2d 17h 51m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Poppy Fiesta Dinner ware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Poppy $22.49 2d 18h 25m
Fiestaware, Kiwi 10” Dinner Plate, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi 10” Dinner Plate, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $150.00 2d 18h 52m
Lot of 4 Fiestaware Fruit or Berry  Small Bowls 5 1/4 Lot of 4 Fiestaware Fruit or Berry Small Bowls 5 1/4" Lemongrass Fiesta Ware 1 $8.00 2d 19h 1m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Cream and Sugar 4 pc Set Fiesta Green Coffee Tea Set Fiestaware Lemongrass Cream and Sugar 4 pc Set Fiesta Green Coffee Tea Set $27.00 2d 20h 10m
EMPTY DISPLAY BOX ONLY * 2009 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE EMPTY DISPLAY BOX ONLY * 2009 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $6.99 2d 20h 17m
Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Gusto Bowl Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Gusto Bowl $9.90 2d 21h 27m
Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 38 Oz Medium Bistro Bowl Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 38 Oz Medium Bistro Bowl $12.50 3d 2h 21m
Fiesta Ware Lemon Grass 2009 color of the year Ornament Fiesta Ware Lemon Grass 2009 color of the year Ornament $16.99 3d 4h 25m
Fiesta® Ware POPPY LEMONGRASS TANGERINE SCARLET 10 1/2 Fiesta® Ware POPPY LEMONGRASS TANGERINE SCARLET 10 1/2" Dinner Plates Qty 4 $40.00 3d 4h 33m
2 (two) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowls, Lemongrass 2 (two) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowls, Lemongrass $8.99 3d 14h 38m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl $4.99 3d 15h 47m
FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY 0 $13.50 3d 16h 31m
FIESTA 5 3/8 FIESTA 5 3/8" stacking FRUIT BERRY DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $4.99 3d 16h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate  OOPS Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate OOPS $7.00 3d 16h 58m
FiestaWare LATTE  MUG  - New Never Used 5 1/2 FiestaWare LATTE MUG - New Never Used 5 1/2" - LEMONGRASS $13.00 3d 17h 2m
Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS $13.00 3d 17h 40m
FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW $15.99 3d 17h 46m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass poppy lapis FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass poppy lapis FIESTA WARE new $55.99 3d 18h 22m
Fiesta Ornament Lemongrass 75th Anniversary ornament Fiesta Ornament Lemongrass 75th Anniversary ornament $11.99 3d 19h 11m
Fiesta Sugar Bowls Covered Creamer And Set With Tray, Lemongrass Fiesta Sugar Bowls Covered Creamer And Set With Tray, Lemongrass $48.14 3d 19h 41m
FIESTA WARE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT 75th ANNIVERSARY lemongrass FIESTA WARE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT 75th ANNIVERSARY lemongrass $9.99 3d 20h 14m
Fiesta Dinnerware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Lapis Fiesta Dinnerware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Lapis $22.49 3d 20h 30m
Fiesta® Ware 7 1/4 Fiesta® Ware 7 1/4" Salad Plates POPPY SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS TURQUOISE (Qty 4) $28.00 3d 21h 9m
 Lot of Four Fiesta Deep Gusto Bowls-Cobalt Blue,Sunflower, Scarlet, Lemon Grass Lot of Four Fiesta Deep Gusto Bowls-Cobalt Blue,Sunflower, Scarlet, Lemon Grass $31.96 4d 53m
Fiestaware, Medium Canister w/lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New 2nds Fiestaware, Medium Canister w/lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New 2nds $49.49 4d 1h 20m
Fiesta ®Ware LEMON GRASS ONE  QUART  BOWL NEW Fiesta ®Ware LEMON GRASS ONE QUART BOWL NEW $11.99 4d 4h 23m
Fiesta® Ware 9 Fiesta® Ware 9" Luncheon Plates POPPY SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS TURQUOISE (Qty 4) $36.00 4d 7h 34m
Fiesta® Ware DAFFODIL LEMONGRASS POPPY TANGERINE Bistro Fruit Salsa Bowl (Qty 5) Fiesta® Ware DAFFODIL LEMONGRASS POPPY TANGERINE Bistro Fruit Salsa Bowl (Qty 5) $32.00 4d 7h 47m
Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 6 1/2 Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 6 1/2" Appetizer Plates (Set of 4) $26.00 4d 8h 9m
Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 11 5/8 Fiesta® Fiestaware LEMONGRASS (Green) 11 5/8" Medium Oval Platter $14.00 4d 13h 49m
Fiesta Lemongrass Newer by Homer Laughlin 5 pc Place Setting 2009 Fiesta Lemongrass Newer by Homer Laughlin 5 pc Place Setting 2009 $39.95 4d 13h 54m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Newer) by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl No Lid, Tray Fiesta Lemongrass (Newer) by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl No Lid, Tray $24.95 4d 14h 36m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Rangetop Salt Pepper Set Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Rangetop Salt Pepper Set $19.99 4d 17h 19m
FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS LIME 5 PC PLACE SETTING NEW IN BOX FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS LIME 5 PC PLACE SETTING NEW IN BOX 0 $19.99 4d 17h 21m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 9 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 9" Rim Soup Bowl $8.99 4d 17h 50m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass sage lapis FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass sage lapis FIESTA WARE new $55.99 4d 18h 50m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP turquoise lemongrass sage lapis FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP turquoise lemongrass sage lapis FIESTA WARE new $55.99 4d 18h 52m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $55.99 4d 18h 54m
set 2 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 2 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $34.99 4d 19h
set 2 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 2 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $34.99 4d 19h 1m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Green Tom Jerry Mug EUC Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Green Tom Jerry Mug EUC 0 $3.99 4d 19h 6m
Fiesta PINEAPPLE Java Mug Fiestaware NEW Contemporary HLC Lemongrass 12Oz Fiesta PINEAPPLE Java Mug Fiestaware NEW Contemporary HLC Lemongrass 12Oz $23.91 4d 20h 43m
NIP Fiesta 1936-2011 75th Anniversary Ornament Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Green NIP Fiesta 1936-2011 75th Anniversary Ornament Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Green $8.00 4d 21h 4m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Gusto Bowl Fiesta Large 28 oz Green Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Gusto Bowl Fiesta Large 28 oz Green Bowl $7.50 4d 21h 40m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot $35.00 5d 1h 32m

Texas Cooking is a proud member of the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association If you are interested in collecting this great dinnerware, look into this great organization.

Fiesta® is a registered trademark of the Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell WV. This website and its pages are not owned by Homer Laughlin China Company. We do not pretend to officially represent the Homer Laughlin China Company. They are the official experts - not us! We are simply enthusiastic collectors and fans of the china.

Follow Us: