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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.

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 38m
CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW $17.99 44m
Fiesta BULB SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER - Pair - NIB 1st. LEMONGRASS Fiesta BULB SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER - Pair - NIB 1st. LEMONGRASS $18.00 1h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW Fiestaware Lemongrass Skillet Baker Fiesta Green 18 oz Individual Bakeware NEW $35.00 1h 47m
Fiestaware Fiesta Flat Mug Coffee Tea Cup Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Flat Mug Coffee Tea Cup Lemongrass $4.99 5h 13m
Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Small Saucer Plate Lemongrass $4.99 5h 14m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Saucer in Lemongrass $4.90 7h 24m
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 13h 8m
Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass  NEW  Fiestaware Fiesta Medium Bistro Bowl in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $14.00 13h 8m
COLLECTIBLE BRAND NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 1/4 COLLECTIBLE BRAND NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 1/4" PLATTER 0 $39.99 16h 4m
PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! PR Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mugs 10-1/4 oz NEW! $16.99 17h 12m
Fiesta  Fiestaware Lemongrass  Cheese Shaker Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Cheese Shaker $7.00 17h 32m
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 17h 53m
Fiesta  BREAD and BUTTER  Plate 6 Fiesta BREAD and BUTTER Plate 6" New never Used - LEMONGRASS $8.00 18h 2m
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 19h 40m
Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Rangetop Shakers ++ Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Rangetop Shakers ++ 3 $13.01 21h 14m
FIESTA PEPPER SHAKER LEMONGRASS GREEN RANGE TOP CONTEMPORARY  FIESTA PEPPER SHAKER LEMONGRASS GREEN RANGE TOP CONTEMPORARY $5.95 23h 20m
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 23h 25m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style Fiestaware Lemongrass Casserole Fiesta Green 90 oz Covered Bakeware New Style $75.00 1d 3m
3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup 3 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chocolate, Lemon Grass, & Turquoise Tea Coffee Cup $13.49 1d 14m
Fiestaware Canister Medium Size Lemongrass NWT Fiestaware Canister Medium Size Lemongrass NWT 1 $29.00 1d 2h
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 1d 6h 31m
Fiesta Fiestaware Chartreuse Green Or Lemongrass  Platter Beautiful  USA Fiesta Fiestaware Chartreuse Green Or Lemongrass Platter Beautiful USA 0 $24.99 1d 16h 34m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta CHARTREUSE Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl HLC USA Homer Laughlin Fiesta CHARTREUSE Lemongrass Jumbo Bowl HLC USA 0 $14.99 1d 16h 45m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish $27.00 1d 21h 54m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting  New in Box Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting New in Box 0 $24.99 1d 22h 40m
NEW Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set Round - Lemongrass #497332 NEW Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set Round - Lemongrass #497332 $13.99 1d 22h 52m
HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent HLC Fiesta Individual Pasta Bowl Lemongrass Post ‘86 Fiestaware Excellent $12.00 1d 23h 6m
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 1d 23h 6m
FIESTA OVAL 13 12/ FIESTA OVAL 13 12/" x 9 1/2" LEMON GRASS SERVING PLATTER-used maybe twice 0 $16.95 2d 2m
 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 2d 1h 55m
Fiesta Gravy Boat with drip tray in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware Fiesta Gravy Boat with drip tray in Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware $27.00 2d 2h 3m
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 2d 2h 3m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $13.49 2d 3h 57m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Lapis $22.49 2d 3h 57m
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 3h 57m
Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy Fiestaware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiesta, Lemongrass & Poppy $22.49 2d 3h 58m
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 2d 4h 22m
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 2d 4h 22m
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 2d 4h 22m
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 2d 4h 22m
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 2d 4h 22m
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 2d 4h 22m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory Fiestaware Lemongrass Toothbrush Holder Fiesta Green Retired Bathroom Accessory $22.00 2d 4h 57m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot Fiestaware Lemongrass Teapot Fiesta Large 44 oz Green Teapot $35.00 2d 14h 48m
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 2d 14h 55m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug 0 $34.99 2d 15h 10m
Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowl, Lemongrass $6.99 2d 17h 53m
Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2 Fiesta FIGURE EIGHT (8) TRAY - 7 1/2" - New Never Used-LEMONGRASS $8.00 2d 18h 36m
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 2d 19h 10m
2 (Two) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality 9 2 (Two) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality 9" Luncheon Plates, Lemongrass $12.99 2d 19h 20m
Fiesta/Fiestaware 10.5 Fiesta/Fiestaware 10.5" Dinner Plate, Lemongrass $5.99 2d 19h 24m
fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW fiestaware FIESTA WARE SMALL CANISTER LID lemongrass NEW $36.99 2d 20h 20m
LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9 LUNCHEON PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 9" $7.99 2d 20h 28m
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 2d 20h 46m
FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO CUP & SAUCER SET LEMONGRASS $14.99 3d
2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2 2 Fiesta LEMONGRASS 10-1/2" Dinner Plates EXCELLENT $19.99 3d 12m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $9.35 3d 1h 48m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $7.65 3d 1h 48m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $7.65 3d 1h 48m
Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available Fiestawear - Mix & Match - Multiple Pieces Available $6.80 3d 1h 48m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake Fiestaware Lemongrass Boo Cat Ramekin Fiesta Green Halloween Individual Cake $21.00 3d 2h 13m
Fiestawear - Fruit Bowl 6 1/4 oz Fiestawear - Fruit Bowl 6 1/4 oz $5.10 3d 2h 39m
Fiestawear - Ramekin 8 oz Fiestawear - Ramekin 8 oz $5.52 3d 2h 51m
Fiestawear - Trivet 6 Fiestawear - Trivet 6" $7.65 3d 3h 6m
Fiestaware Utensil Crock Lemongrass Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Utensil Crock Lemongrass Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock $21.25 3d 3h 29m
NEW FIESTAWARE SMALL COVERED BUTTER DISH LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA RETIRED NEW FIESTAWARE SMALL COVERED BUTTER DISH LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA RETIRED $29.99 3d 4h 33m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Ramekin Fiesta Lime Green Small Baking Cup Fiestaware Lemongrass Ramekin Fiesta Lime Green Small Baking Cup $6.00 3d 5h 18m
fiesta coffee or tea cups with c handle multiply colors Homer Laughlin HLC fiesta coffee or tea cups with c handle multiply colors Homer Laughlin HLC $5.35 3d 5h 22m
Lot of 3 Fiestaware Trivet/ Hot Plate 6” - Ivory, Evergreen, Lemongrass Lot of 3 Fiestaware Trivet/ Hot Plate 6” - Ivory, Evergreen, Lemongrass 0 $19.99 3d 5h 29m
FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch $32.50 3d 5h 29m
Fiesta Dinnerware Tea Cup and Saucer, Lemongrass, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz. Fiesta Dinnerware Tea Cup and Saucer, Lemongrass, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz. $6.99 3d 7h 11m
Fiesta 5-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass NEW IN BOX RETAILS $56.00 Fiesta 5-Piece Place Setting Lemongrass NEW IN BOX RETAILS $56.00 $45.00 3d 15h 34m
Fiesta Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green $53.99 3d 17h 14m
Fiesta Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz Lemongrass Green Fiesta Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz Lemongrass Green $71.99 3d 17h 31m
Fiesta Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green $51.49 3d 17h 31m
Fiesta Dog Bone Treat Jar - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Dog Bone Treat Jar - Lemongrass Green $60.99 3d 17h 32m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Macys Individual pasta bowl Fiesta Lime Pasta Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Macys Individual pasta bowl Fiesta Lime Pasta Bowl $12.00 3d 17h 49m
Fiesta Serving Bowl Medium 19oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl Medium 19oz - Lemongrass $9.99 3d 18h 17m
Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass Fiesta Salt & Pepper Set - Lemongrass $18.99 3d 18h 26m
Fiestaware Spoon Rest -  Homer Laughlin China Co.  Fiesta Choose your color, Fiestaware Spoon Rest - Homer Laughlin China Co. Fiesta Choose your color, $17.95 3d 18h 26m
Fiesta Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass Fiesta Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass $33.49 3d 18h 26m
Fiesta 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green Fiesta 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green $12.99 3d 18h 30m
Fiesta 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass $11.99 3d 18h 31m
Fiesta Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass $47.99 3d 18h 31m
Fiesta Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass Fiesta Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass $12.99 3d 18h 31m
Fiesta Small 9.6 Fiesta Small 9.6" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass $14.49 3d 18h 31m
Fiesta 9 Fiesta 9" Rimmed Soup Bowl 13oz - Lemongrass $14.49 3d 18h 31m
Fiesta 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass $8.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 7 Fiesta 7" Salad Plate - Lemongrass $9.49 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta Dinnerware 9 Fiesta Dinnerware 9" Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $11.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass $21.49 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 10.5 Fiesta 10.5" Round Dinner Plate - Lemongrass $13.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green Fiesta Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green $14.49 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass $28.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Fiesta 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass $9.49 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 11.75 Fiesta 11.75" Chop Plate - Lemongrass $22.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 6 Fiesta 6" Saucer - Lemongrass Green $6.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass Fiesta 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass $10.99 3d 18h 32m
Fiesta 9.25 Fiesta 9.25" Square Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $12.99 3d 18h 33m

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