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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, Loaf Pan, Bread Baker, meatloaf pan, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, Loaf Pan, Bread Baker, meatloaf pan, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $29.69 43m
Fiesta, Demitasse, AD Cup, Discontinued, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, New 2nd Fiesta, Demitasse, AD Cup, Discontinued, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, New 2nd $10.43 43m
Fiesta Entertainment Sunflower, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Lapis, Scarlet HLC Party Fiesta Entertainment Sunflower, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Lapis, Scarlet HLC Party $69.00 56m
FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER in LEMONGRASS ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER in LEMONGRASS ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $19.99 1h 23m
Fiesta  MINI DISC PITCHER -  3 3/8 Fiesta MINI DISC PITCHER - 3 3/8" x 3 1/4" - 5 oz- New Never Used -LEMONGRASS $18.00 2h 1m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Square Dinner Plate Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Square Dinner Plate $9.99 2h 15m
Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass $16.00 2h 38m
Fiesta Java Mug - Boo Cat Lemongrass - Limited Edition Fiesta Java Mug - Boo Cat Lemongrass - Limited Edition $15.00 2h 38m
Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass $16.00 2h 39m
Fiesta Salad Plate - Lemongrass Fiesta Salad Plate - Lemongrass $8.00 2h 44m
3 9'' SQUARE NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS,TURQUOISE & SCARLET LUNCHEON PLATES 3 9'' SQUARE NEW FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS,TURQUOISE & SCARLET LUNCHEON PLATES 0 $24.99 3h 13m
Fiestaware/Fiesta Square Coffee Mug Lemongrass Fiesta HLC Fiestaware/Fiesta Square Coffee Mug Lemongrass Fiesta HLC $9.99 3h 23m
MEDIUM 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA MEDIUM 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $22.99 3h 43m
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 4h 36m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $55.99 4h 39m
set 2 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 2 LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $34.99 4h 45m
set 2 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass FIESTA WARE new set 2 LATTE MUG CUP scarlet lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $34.99 4h 46m
STACKING FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new STACKING FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA new $4.99 5h 13m
Fiesta EGG TRAY LEMONGRASS Nice! 11-1/4 Fiesta EGG TRAY LEMONGRASS Nice! 11-1/4" Diameter 0 $14.99 5h 16m
Fiesta PINEAPPLE Java Mug Fiestaware NEW Contemporary HLC Lemongrass 12Oz Fiesta PINEAPPLE Java Mug Fiestaware NEW Contemporary HLC Lemongrass 12Oz $23.91 6h 27m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Java Mug Bealls Anniversary Pineapple Fiesta Green 12 oz Fiestaware Lemongrass Java Mug Bealls Anniversary Pineapple Fiesta Green 12 oz $11.99 9h 6m
Fiestaware Lemon Grass  Square Dinner Plate Fiestaware Lemon Grass Square Dinner Plate $10.00 10h 20m
Fiestaware, Gravy Boat, Sauce Boat, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, Gravy Boat, Sauce Boat, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $17.09 10h 21m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass Flat cup and saucer set Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass Flat cup and saucer set $13.99 10h 24m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot $35.00 11h 16m
Fiesta LEMONGRASS Square Bowl - Discontinued Item Fiesta LEMONGRASS Square Bowl - Discontinued Item $8.99 14h 16m
Fiesta SMALL BISTRO BOWL -  22 oz. - 5 1/2 Fiesta SMALL BISTRO BOWL - 22 oz. - 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" New Never Used -LEMONGRASS $7.00 21h 37m
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 $38.00 23h 46m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Loaf Pan Fiesta Green Bakeware Bread Baking Pan NWT Fiestaware Lemongrass Loaf Pan Fiesta Green Bakeware Bread Baking Pan NWT $29.00 23h 56m
Fiesta BREAD TRAY 12 Fiesta BREAD TRAY 12" x 6" - Never used - 1st - "CAPITOL MARKET" on LEMONGRASS $55.00 1d 47m
Fiesta Fiestaware Halloween-Boo Cat-4 Piece lot in Lemongrass-FREE SHIPPING! Fiesta Fiestaware Halloween-Boo Cat-4 Piece lot in Lemongrass-FREE SHIPPING! $65.00 1d 3h 50m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Cereal 19 ounce Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Cereal 19 ounce Bowl $7.00 1d 4h 2m
LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $10.99 1d 4h 23m
fiesta lemongrass trivet excellent unused condition nwt free shipping fiesta lemongrass trivet excellent unused condition nwt free shipping $17.00 1d 4h 43m
FIESTA WARE  CANISTER SET large med small CROCK Lemongrass new FIESTA WARE CANISTER SET large med small CROCK Lemongrass new $119.99 1d 5h 24m
FIESTA WARE  SERVING / MULTI PURPOSE BOWL / LEMONGRASS/  NEW FIESTA WARE SERVING / MULTI PURPOSE BOWL / LEMONGRASS/ NEW $24.69 1d 6h 29m
Fiesta Lemongrass CHRISTMAS TREE tidbit plate platter NEW w/ tag 1st Quality Fiesta Lemongrass CHRISTMAS TREE tidbit plate platter NEW w/ tag 1st Quality $24.99 1d 6h 41m
CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW $17.99 1d 6h 47m
Fiesta BULB SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER - Pair - NIB 1st. LEMONGRASS Fiesta BULB SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER - Pair - NIB 1st. LEMONGRASS $18.00 1d 7h 44m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW $35.00 1d 7h 49m
Fiestaware Fiesta Flat Mug Coffee Tea Cup Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Flat Mug Coffee Tea Cup Lemongrass $4.99 1d 11h 15m
Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass $4.99 1d 11h 16m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer in Lemongrass $4.90 1d 13h 27m
Fiesta 12 inch pasta bowls  in Lemongrass set of 2  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta 12 inch pasta bowls in Lemongrass set of 2 NEW Fiestaware $27.00 1d 19h 11m
Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $14.00 1d 19h 11m
COLLECTIBLE BRAND NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 1/4 COLLECTIBLE BRAND NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 1/4" PLATTER 0 $39.99 1d 22h 6m
PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! $16.99 1d 23h 14m
Fiesta  Fiestaware Lemongrass  Cheese Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Cheese Shaker $7.00 1d 23h 34m
Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green  Salsa or Fruit Bowl  9 Ounce (Set of 2) Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green Salsa or Fruit Bowl 9 Ounce (Set of 2) 0 $13.99 1d 23h 55m
Fiesta  BREAD and BUTTER  Plate 6 Fiesta BREAD and BUTTER Plate 6" New never Used - LEMONGRASS $8.00 2d 4m
Fiesta LATTE MUG CUP LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTAWARE Mug Large Coffee Cup 18 oz. Fiesta LATTE MUG CUP LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTAWARE Mug Large Coffee Cup 18 oz. $11.99 2d 1h 43m
Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Rangetop Shakers ++ Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Rangetop Shakers ++ 2 $10.49 2d 3h 17m
FIESTA PEPPER SHAKER LEMONGRASS GREEN RANGE TOP CONTEMPORARY  FIESTA PEPPER SHAKER LEMONGRASS GREEN RANGE TOP CONTEMPORARY $5.95 2d 5h 22m
NEW $100 Fiesta CASSEROLE Dish Bowl 90 oz 2.5 qt. Lemongrass NO LID NEW $100 Fiesta CASSEROLE Dish Bowl 90 oz 2.5 qt. Lemongrass NO LID $24.99 2d 5h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style $75.00 2d 6h 6m
3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup 3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup $13.49 2d 6h 17m
Fiestaware Canister Medium Size Lemongrass NWT Fiestaware Canister Medium Size Lemongrass NWT $38.00 2d 8h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mug LEMONGRASS Tom & Jerry O-Ring Handle CLEAN EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA Mug LEMONGRASS Tom & Jerry O-Ring Handle CLEAN EUC $5.45 2d 12h 34m
Fiesta Fiestaware Chartreuse Green Or Lemongrass  Platter Beautiful  USA Fiesta Fiestaware Chartreuse Green Or Lemongrass Platter Beautiful USA 0 $24.99 2d 22h 36m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta CHARTREUSE Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl HLC USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta CHARTREUSE Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl HLC USA 0 $14.99 2d 22h 47m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish $27.00 3d 3h 56m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting  New in Box Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting New in Box 0 $24.99 3d 4h 43m
NEW Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set Round - Lemongrass #497332 NEW Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set Round - Lemongrass #497332 $13.99 3d 4h 55m
HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent $12.00 3d 5h 8m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate $6.00 3d 5h 9m
FIESTA OVAL 13 12/ FIESTA OVAL 13 12/" x 9 1/2" LEMON GRASS SERVING PLATTER-used maybe twice 0 $16.95 3d 6h 4m
 4 Fiestaware Coffee Tea Cup and Saucer Sets .   2  Lemongrass, 2 Orange 4 Fiestaware Coffee Tea Cup and Saucer Sets . 2 Lemongrass, 2 Orange 0 $4.00 3d 7h 58m
Fiesta Gravy Boat with drip tray in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware Fiesta Gravy Boat with drip tray in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $27.00 3d 8h 6m
Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set Lapis tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware Fiesta 6 pc Relish Entertaining set Lapis tray lemongrass bowl omni fiestaware $78.00 3d 8h 6m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $13.49 3d 9h 59m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis $22.49 3d 9h 59m
Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass Fiestaware, Kiwi Deep Oval Vegetable Bowl, Fiesta, Shamrock green w/ Lemongrass $65.69 3d 9h 59m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy $22.49 3d 10h 1m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $5.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $5.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship Fiestaware Mug-- Choose: Lemongrass, Sunflower, or Scarlet T&J, Sq- Combine ship $4.50 3d 10h 25m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory $22.00 3d 11h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot $35.00 3d 20h 50m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green 2 Tea Cups 2 Tom and Jerry Coffee Mugs lot 4 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green 2 Tea Cups 2 Tom and Jerry Coffee Mugs lot 4 0 $34.99 3d 20h 58m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug 0 $34.99 3d 21h 13m
Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass $6.99 3d 23h 56m
Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2 Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2" - New Never Used-LEMONGRASS $8.00 4d 38m
Fiesta JAM JAR  -1st- 14 oz- 5 1/2 Fiesta JAM JAR -1st- 14 oz- 5 1/2" x 4" - New Never Used - LEMONGRASS $20.00 4d 1h 12m
2 (Two) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality 9 2 (Two) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality 9" Luncheon Plates, Lemongrass $12.99 4d 1h 22m
Fiesta/Fiestaware 10.5 Fiesta/Fiestaware 10.5" Dinner Plate, Lemongrass $5.99 4d 1h 26m
fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW $36.99 4d 2h 23m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 4d 2h 30m
FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box FiestaWare Homer Laughlin Lemongrass (Green) 5 Piece Place Setting - New in Box $29.99 4d 2h 48m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS $14.99 4d 6h 2m
2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2 2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2" Dinner Plates EXCELLENT $19.99 4d 6h 14m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $9.35 4d 7h 50m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $7.65 4d 7h 50m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $7.65 4d 7h 50m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $6.80 4d 7h 50m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake $21.00 4d 8h 15m
Fiestawear - Fruit Bowl 6 1/4 oz Fiestawear - Fruit Bowl 6 1/4 oz $5.10 4d 8h 42m
Fiestawear - Ramekin 8 oz Fiestawear - Ramekin 8 oz $5.52 4d 8h 54m

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