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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 11 3/4'' Chop Plate PLATTER LEMONGRASS GREEN Fiestaware NEW Fiesta 11 3/4'' Chop Plate PLATTER LEMONGRASS GREEN Fiestaware NEW $14.99 2h 40m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Spoon Rest Holder 8805494 $15.99 3h 10m
FIESTA LARGE LEMONGRASS HEART BOWL - 8 1/8 FIESTA LARGE LEMONGRASS HEART BOWL - 8 1/8" WIDTH AND 9" TALL $21.50 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS STACKING FRUIT BOWL - HOLDS 6 1/4 OZ FIESTA LEMONGRASS STACKING FRUIT BOWL - HOLDS 6 1/4 OZ $5.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 19 OZ CEREAL BOWL $6.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 9 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 9" RIMMED SOUP BOWL $9.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 10 1/2 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 10 1/2" DINNER PLATE $6.95 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 39-OZ ROUND VEGETABLE  BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 39-OZ ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL $12.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 28 OZ GUSTO BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS 28 OZ GUSTO BOWL $8.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 6 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 6" TRIVET $9.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ LATTE MUG FIESTA LEMONGRASS 18 OZ LATTE MUG $12.95 3h 22m
 FIESTA LEMONGRASS RAMEKIN - HOLDS 8 OZ FIESTA LEMONGRASS RAMEKIN - HOLDS 8 OZ $6.00 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS 11 FIESTA LEMONGRASS 11" EGG TRAY $21.50 3h 22m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ FIESTA LEMONGRASS BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ $4.75 3h 22m
SET OF 4 FIESTA 9 SET OF 4 FIESTA 9" OVAL PLATTERS - COBALT, TANGERINE, LEMONGRASS, SCARLET $52.00 3h 27m
Fiestaware, Boo Cat Halloween, Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, Boo Cat Halloween, Lunch Plate, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $21.99 3h 33m
Fiestaware, Teacup & Saucer, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, NEW FIRST QUALITY NO TAGS Fiestaware, Teacup & Saucer, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, NEW FIRST QUALITY NO TAGS $12.99 3h 33m
Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece Fiesta Lemongrass Green Jumbo Bowl Brand New First Quality Piece $19.95 3h 33m
rectangular rectangle SERVING PLATTER PLATE lemongrass FIESTA 12 rectangular rectangle SERVING PLATTER PLATE lemongrass FIESTA 12" NEW $19.99 3h 36m
Fiesta 7 1/4 Salad Plate Lemongrass  set of 4  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta 7 1/4 Salad Plate Lemongrass set of 4 NEW Never Used Fiestaware $30.00 3h 57m
"SQUARE" MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA WARE 13 OZ new $6.99 4h 23m
se lot 4 se lot 4 "SQUARE" MUG turquoise lemongrass scarlet ivory FIESTA WARE 13 OZ new $44.99 4h 35m
set lot 4 set lot 4 "SQUARE" MUG peacock lemongrass scarlet cobalt FIESTA WARE 13 OZ new $44.99 4h 39m
New Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher ($37.50 ea, Case of 2) New Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher ($37.50 ea, Case of 2) $74.99 4h 56m
4 piece place setting 4 piece place setting $39.99 4h 59m
set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass daffodil poppy turquoise FIESTA 18 OZ new set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass daffodil poppy turquoise FIESTA 18 OZ new $54.99 5h 15m
set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP shamrock lemongrass lapis turquoise FIESTA 18 OZ new set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP shamrock lemongrass lapis turquoise FIESTA 18 OZ new $54.99 5h 25m
heart BOWL medium FIESTA ware CEREAL / SOUP/ ICE CREAM lemongrass heart BOWL medium FIESTA ware CEREAL / SOUP/ ICE CREAM lemongrass $14.99 5h 37m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Chowder Bowl 8805409 $9.99 6h 9m
set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP sage lemongrass turquoise FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP sage lemongrass turquoise FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new $62.99 6h 36m
set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new $54.99 6h 41m
LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new $11.99 6h 49m
1 Rare LEMONGRASS Fiesta Fiestaware Christmas LIGHT BULB Plate Tray 1st Quality 1 Rare LEMONGRASS Fiesta Fiestaware Christmas LIGHT BULB Plate Tray 1st Quality $31.95 8h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Lot of 4 Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Lot of 4 Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate $45.00 8h 37m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Smaller  Oval Serving Platter, Lemongrass green,  EUC Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Smaller Oval Serving Platter, Lemongrass green, EUC $20.00 11h
Fiestaware Glassware 4.5” Tumbler Heather Lemongrass Peacock Tangerine Set/2 Fiestaware Glassware 4.5” Tumbler Heather Lemongrass Peacock Tangerine Set/2 $25.00 12h 7m
Set Of 2 FIESTA Medium 19 Oz Bowls Lemongrass MINT Set Of 2 FIESTA Medium 19 Oz Bowls Lemongrass MINT $10.99 12h 11m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Vase Fiesta Green Fluted Vase Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Vase Fiesta Green Fluted Vase $50.00 13h 17m
Fiesta Fiestaware Latte Mug in Green (lemongrass?) with Ring Handle Fiesta Fiestaware Latte Mug in Green (lemongrass?) with Ring Handle 0 $10.00 13h 23m
Fiesta Lemongrass Tea/Coffee Cup and Saucer Fiesta Lemongrass Tea/Coffee Cup and Saucer $4.99 14h 19m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Coffee Mug HLC Homer Laughlin USA Tom Jerry Ring Handle Fiestaware Lemongrass Coffee Mug HLC Homer Laughlin USA Tom Jerry Ring Handle $14.99 17h 24m
Set Of 6 FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS LEAD FREE 10 1/2 Set Of 6 FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS LEAD FREE 10 1/2" DINNER PLATE $50.00 18h 53m
Fiestaware square bottom Lemongrass coffee mug! Fiesta Collection  Great Cond Fiestaware square bottom Lemongrass coffee mug! Fiesta Collection Great Cond $7.99 23h 45m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Vase Fiesta Green Fluted Vase Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Vase Fiesta Green Fluted Vase $35.00 1d 2h 24m
8 Fiesta Lemongrass Cup & Saucer Fiestaware  Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea New 8 Fiesta Lemongrass Cup & Saucer Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Coffee Tea New $40.00 1d 2h 51m
CAPPUCCINO MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 21 OZ. NEW CAPPUCCINO MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 21 OZ. NEW $49.99 1d 3h 30m
Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG lemongrass green FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG lemongrass green FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new $42.99 1d 5h 7m
New Fiesta Large Bowl ($14.24 ea, Case of 4) New Fiesta Large Bowl ($14.24 ea, Case of 4) $56.97 1d 5h 13m
New Fiesta Large Bistro Bowl ($20.99 ea, Case of 4) New Fiesta Large Bistro Bowl ($20.99 ea, Case of 4) $83.97 1d 5h 13m
Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG POPPY LEMONGRASS LAPIS DAFFODIL FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG POPPY LEMONGRASS LAPIS DAFFODIL FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new $42.99 1d 5h 25m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch pasta bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch pasta bowl $8.50 1d 5h 25m
Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS LAPIS SHAMROCK FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new Set Lot 4 JAVA MUG SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS LAPIS SHAMROCK FIESTA WARE 12 OZ new $42.99 1d 5h 29m
MODERN Lot Fiesta Homer Laughlin China 6PC Lot Lemongrass Green Place Setting MODERN Lot Fiesta Homer Laughlin China 6PC Lot Lemongrass Green Place Setting $34.99 1d 6h 9m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tumbler Fiesta Lime Green Cup Bathroom Accessory Fiestaware Lemongrass Tumbler Fiesta Lime Green Cup Bathroom Accessory $12.00 1d 6h 12m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Platter Fiestaware Lemongrass Platter 0 $20.00 1d 6h 25m
set 4 GUSTO BOWLS lemongrass plum HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 23 OZ. NEW set 4 GUSTO BOWLS lemongrass plum HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 23 OZ. NEW $61.99 1d 6h 28m
19OZ medium SOUP CEREAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 19OZ medium SOUP CEREAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $7.49 1d 7h 44m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS - Figure 8 Sugar Bowl Lid Fiesta® LEMONGRASS - Figure 8 Sugar Bowl Lid $9.99 1d 8h 8m
Fiesta® GUSTO BOWLS - Choice of Discontinued & Current Colors Fiesta® GUSTO BOWLS - Choice of Discontinued & Current Colors $7.99 1d 9h 8m
Fiestaware sauce boat Lemongrass.  Excellent condition. Fiestaware sauce boat Lemongrass.  Excellent condition. $12.99 1d 9h 19m
Fiesta - Lemongrass- 6 1/2 Fiesta - Lemongrass- 6 1/2" Stacking Cereal Bowls (4) Excellent+++++++++++++ NEW $14.99 1d 9h 20m
Fiestaware Latte Mugs Lapis & Lemongrass NEW Fiestaware Latte Mugs Lapis & Lemongrass NEW $18.99 1d 12h 17m
Fiestaware Limited Edition Lemongrass 12 oz “BOO Cat” Halloween Mug ... Not Used Fiestaware Limited Edition Lemongrass 12 oz “BOO Cat” Halloween Mug ... Not Used $19.00 1d 12h 27m
Lot Genuine Fiesta Ceramics w/ 6 Lemongrass 12oz Mugs+ Dinner Plate+ Cup Lot Genuine Fiesta Ceramics w/ 6 Lemongrass 12oz Mugs+ Dinner Plate+ Cup 0 $9.99 1d 12h 42m
FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS LEAD FREE 10 1/2 FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS LEAD FREE 10 1/2" DINNER PLATE 2009 $17.47 1d 14h 4m
FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS 6 7/8 FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS 6 7/8" COUPE SOUP BOWL 2009 $10.47 1d 14h 6m
FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS  3 3/8 FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMON GRASS 3 3/8" TOM & JERRY MUG 2009 $10.47 1d 15h 3m
Fiesta Fiestaware Chop Plates 2 Large Dinner Lemongrass Fiesta Fiestaware Chop Plates 2 Large Dinner Lemongrass $19.95 1d 15h 3m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Latte Mug in Lemongrass Homer Laughlin Fiesta Latte Mug in Lemongrass $13.50 1d 16h 53m
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 $34.99 1d 23h 44m
2 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE COFFEE CUPS, MUGS, IVORY & LEMONGRASS COLORS 2 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE COFFEE CUPS, MUGS, IVORY & LEMONGRASS COLORS $9.99 2d 1h 7m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Plate Fiesta Lime Green 6 inch plate Retired Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Plate Fiesta Lime Green 6 inch plate Retired $5.50 2d 3h 11m
Fiesta Fiestaware Latte Mug Lemongrass EXC Fiesta Fiestaware Latte Mug Lemongrass EXC 0 $14.50 2d 3h 34m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug $8.99 2d 4h 9m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP turquoise lemongrass daffodil poppy FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP turquoise lemongrass daffodil poppy FIESTA WARE new $55.99 2d 4h 31m
set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lapis lemongrass daffodil poppy FIESTA WARE new set 4 LATTE MUG CUP lapis lemongrass daffodil poppy FIESTA WARE new $55.99 2d 4h 34m
set 4 SALAD bistro PLATE turquoise sage lemongrass shamrock FIESTA 7 1/4 set 4 SALAD bistro PLATE turquoise sage lemongrass shamrock FIESTA 7 1/4" $34.99 2d 5h 44m
Fiesta Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Fiesta Lemongrass Cup And Saucer 0 $4.00 2d 5h 45m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Soup & Cereal Bowl 9.25”(23.50cm) Lemongrass Set Of 4 NWT Fiesta Homer Laughlin Soup & Cereal Bowl 9.25”(23.50cm) Lemongrass Set Of 4 NWT $24.55 2d 5h 46m
OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA 9 5/8 OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA 9 5/8" $10.99 2d 6h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Green 7 1/4 inch Small Plate $5.50 2d 8h 7m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Diameter - Nice! $9.99 2d 8h 11m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Diameter - Nice! $9.99 2d 8h 13m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Diameter - Nice! $9.99 2d 8h 16m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate $7.49 2d 8h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock Fiesta Green Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock Fiesta Green Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock $27.00 2d 8h 34m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Open Sauce Boat 8805331 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Open Sauce Boat 8805331 $29.99 2d 10h 13m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Luncheon Plate Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Luncheon Plate Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate $7.00 2d 10h 20m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Chowder Bowl 18 oz NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Chowder Bowl 18 oz NEW! $7.99 2d 11h 3m
Set of 4 Fiesta Lemongrass Mugs - Excellent Used Condition  Set of 4 Fiesta Lemongrass Mugs - Excellent Used Condition  0 $16.00 2d 11h 45m
FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATE LOT of 4 ~ Lemongrass Chocolate Tangerine Slate FIESTA BREAD & BUTTER PLATE LOT of 4 ~ Lemongrass Chocolate Tangerine Slate $24.99 2d 13h 28m
Two Fiesta Mugs Lemongrass Halloween BOO Cat Two Fiesta Mugs Lemongrass Halloween BOO Cat $40.00 2d 13h 43m
Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $15.99 2d 14h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set $23.00 2d 16h 53m
Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass $29.99 3d 7m
Fiesta Latte Mug, Lemongrass Fiesta Latte Mug, Lemongrass $31.89 3d 51m
Fiesta Ware Lot Set Of 2 Lemongrass Green Salad Plates 7 1/4”, New, Never Used Fiesta Ware Lot Set Of 2 Lemongrass Green Salad Plates 7 1/4”, New, Never Used 0 $15.99 3d 1h 28m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Lemongrass Cereal or Soup Bowl - EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA Lemongrass Cereal or Soup Bowl - EUC $7.99 3d 2h 32m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lot of 6 Saucer Plates Yellow Shamrock Lemongrass White Cob... Fiesta Fiestaware Lot of 6 Saucer Plates Yellow Shamrock Lemongrass White Cob... $12.99 3d 3h 15m
Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass $19.99 3d 3h 56m

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