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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 Lemongrass Fiestaware Lemongrass 0 $5.00 2h 29m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot plum lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA  10.5 4 DINNER PLATES set lot plum lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10.5" $49.99 3h 4m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass cobalt lapis HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass cobalt lapis HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $44.99 3h 7m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $44.99 3h 8m
GUSTO BOWL lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $7.49 4h 30m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10 1/2 DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10 1/2" $6.99 4h 30m
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 5h 5m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon $55.00 6h 1m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dip Bowl Fiesta Green Replacement 17 oz Dip Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Dip Bowl Fiesta Green Replacement 17 oz Dip Bowl $12.00 7h
Fiesta Fiestaware Ring Handle Mug Coffee Cup Fiesta Fiestaware Ring Handle Mug Coffee Cup $6.00 7h 36m
Multi Fiesta 27 Piece Set (Cobalt, Scarlet, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Sunflower) Multi Fiesta 27 Piece Set (Cobalt, Scarlet, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Sunflower) 0 $75.00 7h 47m
Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass Fiestaware Cup And Saucer Lemongrass $10.00 7h 54m
FIESTA toothbrush HOLDER  lemongrass NEW FIESTA toothbrush HOLDER lemongrass NEW $16.99 7h 54m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Green 15 ounce Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Green 15 ounce Mug $7.50 9h 8m
Fiesta® INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE - Choice of Colors - Discontinued Fiesta® INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE - Choice of Colors - Discontinued $12.99 9h 32m
Fiesta® INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE - Choice of Colors - Discontinued Fiesta® INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE - Choice of Colors - Discontinued $18.99 9h 32m
Lot 4  19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA Lot 4 19OZ CEREAL soup BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $43.99 9h 49m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4" Salad Plate 332 $15.99 10h 11m
Turquoise Rectangular Baker Turquoise Rectangular Baker $88.25 10h 25m
Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS  Lime Green Egg Tray  Deviled Egg Serving Plate  11.1 Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Lime Green Egg Tray Deviled Egg Serving Plate 11.1" $15.99 10h 32m
3 FIESTA WARE CEREAL SOUP BOWLS  RETIRED 19 OZ LEMONGRASS GREEN 3 FIESTA WARE CEREAL SOUP BOWLS RETIRED 19 OZ LEMONGRASS GREEN $17.99 10h 54m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock $50.00 11h 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 8" Canister 8805393 $69.95 11h 56m
Fiestaware, Tumbler, Lemongrass, New Fiestaware, Tumbler, Lemongrass, New $20.00 12h 12m
Fiesta SQUARE BOWL -  5 1/4 Fiesta SQUARE BOWL - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" - LEMONGRASS $9.99 13h 56m
Lot of 2 Lemongrass Green Fiesta Fiestaware Classic Cups Mugs Lot of 2 Lemongrass Green Fiesta Fiestaware Classic Cups Mugs 0 $7.99 14h 20m
Fiesta® RAMEKIN - Choice of Colors - Discontinued and Current Colors Fiesta® RAMEKIN - Choice of Colors - Discontinued and Current Colors $6.99 14h 33m
FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch $32.50 15h 33m
9 Pcs Fiesta Fiestaware MERENGUE Lemongrass Stainless Flatware 8 Knives 1 Spoons 9 Pcs Fiesta Fiestaware MERENGUE Lemongrass Stainless Flatware 8 Knives 1 Spoons $9.99 16h 19m
Fiesta Mixed Partial Place Settings Homer Laughlin Lemongrass Ivory Poppy GUC Fiesta Mixed Partial Place Settings Homer Laughlin Lemongrass Ivory Poppy GUC 0 $16.00 17h 25m
Fiesta HLC Medium Vegetable Bowl LEMONGRASS Homer Laughlin Fiesta HLC Medium Vegetable Bowl LEMONGRASS Homer Laughlin $6.00 1d 54m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Bowl Lemongrass HLC fiesta Made In USA Cereal Soup Excellent $10.00 1d 2h 58m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta Fiestaware Christmas LIGHT BULB Plate New Green LEMONGRASS Fiesta Fiestaware Christmas LIGHT BULB Plate New Green 0 $39.99 1d 3h 9m
Contemporary Fiesta LEMONGRASS PARMESAN CHEESE SHAKER Homer Laughlin VERY GOOD! Contemporary Fiesta LEMONGRASS PARMESAN CHEESE SHAKER Homer Laughlin VERY GOOD! $14.95 1d 3h 16m
1 (one) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowl, Lemongrass 1 (one) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowl, Lemongrass $5.95 1d 3h 25m
FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box $35.00 1d 3h 31m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green Retired Small Covered Butter Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green Retired Small Covered Butter $45.00 1d 4h 5m
LEMONGRASS FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $19.99 1d 4h 25m
VASE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8 VASE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 5/8" MEDIUM NEW $39.99 1d 4h 54m
Fiesta 9 inch Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! Fiesta 9 inch Luncheon Plate in Lemongrass - Gently Used!!! $3.99 1d 5h 23m
Fiestaware/Fiesta Square Coffee Mug Lemongrass Fiesta HLC Fiestaware/Fiesta Square Coffee Mug Lemongrass Fiesta HLC $9.99 1d 6h 25m
Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB $18.00 1d 7h 18m
FIESTA WARE square BELK box LEMONGRASS new  FIESTA WARE square BELK box LEMONGRASS new $27.99 1d 7h 28m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set $24.99 1d 8h 3m
8 Fiesta Lemongrass Cup & Saucer Fiestaware  Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea New 8 Fiesta Lemongrass Cup & Saucer Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea New 0 $18.00 1d 9h 49m
RARE Fiestaware Lemongrass Chartreuse 4 Piece Entertaining Set New Laughlin MCM RARE Fiestaware Lemongrass Chartreuse 4 Piece Entertaining Set New Laughlin MCM $75.00 1d 10h 23m
Fiestaware, Gravy Boat, Sauce Boat, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, New Seconds Fiestaware, Gravy Boat, Sauce Boat, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, New Seconds $17.09 1d 13h 23m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass Flat cup and saucer set Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass Flat cup and saucer set $10.49 1d 13h 26m
Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New Fiesta 3-Piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass New $32.89 1d 14h 10m
Lot of 4 Cups, 3 Saucers Lemongrass Chartreause Green Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Lot of 4 Cups, 3 Saucers Lemongrass Chartreause Green Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $16.50 1d 14h 12m
Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece $19.95 1d 14h 18m
Fiesta Lemongrass Small Fruit Dessert Bowl 5 3/8 Fiesta Lemongrass Small Fruit Dessert Bowl 5 3/8" Diameter Homer Laughlin 2009 0 $7.50 1d 16h 29m
FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA LARGE 1 QUART SERVING BOWL lemongrass NEW $11.99 2d 19m
Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Place Setting NIB Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Place Setting NIB $25.00 2d 2h 55m
LEMONGRASS BOO CAT & PLUM HOUSE APPETIZER PLATE NWT ~ HALLOWEEN Fiesta LEMONGRASS BOO CAT & PLUM HOUSE APPETIZER PLATE NWT ~ HALLOWEEN Fiesta $65.99 2d 3h 48m
FIESTA WHITE HALLOWEEN BATS & LEMONGRASS BOO CAT JUMBO CUP Pair ~ NWT FIESTA WHITE HALLOWEEN BATS & LEMONGRASS BOO CAT JUMBO CUP Pair ~ NWT $56.99 2d 4h 12m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 7 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 7" Coup Cereal Bowl p86 $7.99 2d 5h 21m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass scarlet lapis sunflower FIESTA WARE 10.5 4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass scarlet lapis sunflower FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW $46.99 2d 6h 9m
5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Lot Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate 5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Lot Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate $30.00 2d 6h 27m
MEDIUM 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA MEDIUM 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $22.99 2d 6h 44m
 Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green  Tall Latte  Mug  New Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green Tall Latte Mug New $9.99 2d 6h 59m
 Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green  Tall Latte  Mugs (Set of 2) Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green Tall Latte Mugs (Set of 2) $18.29 2d 6h 59m
Fiesta (New) Heart Bowl Lemongrass Fiesta (New) Heart Bowl Lemongrass $17.50 2d 7h 30m
FIESTAWARE UTENSIL CROCK, KITCHEN SPOON HOLDER,  LEMONGRASS VASE FIESTAWARE UTENSIL CROCK, KITCHEN SPOON HOLDER, LEMONGRASS VASE $26.00 2d 7h 36m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug $20.00 2d 8h 33m
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 2d 8h 38m
Fiesta 68 oz Bistro Serving Bowl, Large, Lemongrass Fiesta 68 oz Bistro Serving Bowl, Large, Lemongrass 0 $16.10 2d 8h 49m
Vintage Lemongrass/Charteuse Set Of 3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Saucer Plates Vintage Lemongrass/Charteuse Set Of 3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Saucer Plates $16.90 2d 9h 33m
Fiestaware, Trivet, Fiesta, Lemongrass Fiestaware, Trivet, Fiesta, Lemongrass 0 $8.00 2d 10h 23m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW $35.00 2d 10h 51m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Green Bowl $9.00 2d 10h 56m
FIESTA HLCCA GUSTO BOWL CHERRIES on LEMONGRASS - New, 28 Oz FIESTA HLCCA GUSTO BOWL CHERRIES on LEMONGRASS - New, 28 Oz $37.50 2d 11h 13m
Fiesta® Large 6 Fiesta® Large 6" Footed (Rice) Bowl - CHOICE of Colors - Discontinued $8.99 2d 11h 32m
Fiestaware lemongrass Seconds items Fiestaware lemongrass Seconds items 0 $39.99 2d 12h 23m
Fiestaware Fiesta Coffee Tea Cup And 7 1/4” Small Plate Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Coffee Tea Cup And 7 1/4” Small Plate Lemongrass 0 $8.60 2d 13h 19m
Fiesta USA Lemongrass Ring Handle Homer Laughlin Tom and Jerry Cup Bowl Fiesta USA Lemongrass Ring Handle Homer Laughlin Tom and Jerry Cup Bowl $10.00 2d 13h 49m
Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass $4.99 2d 14h 18m
Fiesta - 6 1/2 Fiesta - 6 1/2" Stacking Cereal Bowls (3) - Lemongrass & Poppy - new $9.99 2d 14h 35m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Heart Dish Seconds Factory Flaw Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Heart Dish Seconds Factory Flaw 0 $2.47 2d 15h 6m
Fiesta Fiestaware Medium Serving Bowl Lemongrass Seconds Factory Flaw Set Of 2 Fiesta Fiestaware Medium Serving Bowl Lemongrass Seconds Factory Flaw Set Of 2 0 $4.10 2d 15h 26m
Fiesta Lemongrass Embossed Disc Pitcher Ornament Fiestaware Fiesta Lemongrass Embossed Disc Pitcher Ornament Fiestaware $45.00 2d 15h 28m
Fiesta Ware O Ring Handle Coffee Cups Mug Lemongrass Green Fiesta Ware O Ring Handle Coffee Cups Mug Lemongrass Green 0 $9.99 2d 16h 33m
NEW FIESTAWARE 9 NEW FIESTAWARE 9" LUNCHEON PLATE SET (4) Lemongrass Sunflower Turquoise Scarlet $37.00 2d 17h 52m
New Fiesta Ware Bistro Dinner Plate Lemongrass Green New Fiesta Ware Bistro Dinner Plate Lemongrass Green $10.00 2d 19h 56m
Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $14.00 2d 22h 13m
Fiestaware Cherries on Lemongrass Mug Fiesta Green HLCCA Exclusive Ring Handled Fiestaware Cherries on Lemongrass Mug Fiesta Green HLCCA Exclusive Ring Handled $45.00 3d 2h 1m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 1 LEMONGRASS 4 PIECE PLACE SETTING $30.00 3d 2h 7m
PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! $15.99 3d 2h 16m
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 3d 3h 31m
FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE large CANISTER CROCK LID lemongrass NEW $48.99 3d 3h 48m
set 4 small OVAL PLATTER PLATE scarlet lemongrass turquoise + NEW FIESTA 9 5/8 set 4 small OVAL PLATTER PLATE scarlet lemongrass turquoise + NEW FIESTA 9 5/8" $54.99 3d 3h 50m
FIESTA 4 PC SET CREAM CREAMER & SUGAR TRAY LID lemongrass FIESTA 4 PC SET CREAM CREAMER & SUGAR TRAY LID lemongrass $28.99 3d 6h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Green 19 oz Cereal Bowl $7.50 3d 7h 49m
2 Fiesta Lemongrass 4 piece Place Settings Fiestaware Dinnerware Plate Bowl Mug 2 Fiesta Lemongrass 4 piece Place Settings Fiestaware Dinnerware Plate Bowl Mug $78.40 3d 7h 52m
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 $28.00 3d 8h 56m
Fiestaware - Lemongrass Tapered Mug - Excellent++++++++++++ Fiestaware - Lemongrass Tapered Mug - Excellent++++++++++++ $6.99 3d 9h 39m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $11.00 3d 10h 52m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $9.00 3d 10h 52m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $9.00 3d 10h 52m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $8.00 3d 10h 52m

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