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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 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 2h 50m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Plate Fiesta Lime Green 6 inch plate Retired Fiestaware Lemongrass Bread Plate Fiesta Lime Green 6 inch plate Retired $5.50 6h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug $8.99 7h 15m
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 7h 37m
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 7h 40m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green 7 1/4 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green 7 1/4" Salad Plate $6.50 7h 55m
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 8h 52m
OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA 9 5/8 OVAL PLATTER small PLATE lemongrass NEW FIESTA 9 5/8" $10.99 9h 34m
Charming set of 3 Fiestaware Mugs; Lemongrass, Dark Purple, Medium Green FIESTA Charming set of 3 Fiestaware Mugs; Lemongrass, Dark Purple, Medium Green FIESTA $27.00 9h 58m
10-1/2” DINNER PLATE LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE GENTLY USED CONDITION 10-1/2” DINNER PLATE LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE GENTLY USED CONDITION 0 $2.50 10h 36m
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 11h 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 11h 17m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Diameter - Nice! $9.99 11h 19m
Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiesta Lemongrass (Bright Green / Yellow) Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Diameter - Nice! $9.99 11h 22m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate $7.49 11h 27m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock Fiesta Green Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock Fiesta Green Multi Purpose Kitchen Crock $27.00 11h 40m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Open Sauce Boat 8805331 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Open Sauce Boat 8805331 $29.99 13h 19m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Luncheon Plate Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Luncheon Plate Fiesta Lime Green 9 inch plate $7.00 13h 26m
Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Saucers Lemongrass (light green) lot of 3 saucers. Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Saucers Lemongrass (light green) lot of 3 saucers. 0 $12.00 13h 35m
FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS Color SPOON REST FIESTA WARE LEMONGRASS Color SPOON REST 0 $6.99 13h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Chowder Bowl 18 oz NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Chowder Bowl 18 oz NEW! $7.99 14h 9m
Lemongrass  FIESTAWARE 8 1/2 Lemongrass FIESTAWARE 8 1/2" DIA. VEGETABLE / PASTA SERVING BOWL 0 $10.00 15h 14m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality $12.99 17h 5m
Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $14.39 17h 32m
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 18h 5m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set $23.00 19h 59m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Set of 2 Medium Cereal Bowls  Fiestaware Lemongrass Set of 2 Medium Cereal Bowls  $15.00 20h 10m
Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass $29.99 1d 3h 13m
FIESTA Lemongrass Green 4 Piece Place Setting Brand New in Box FIESTA Lemongrass Green 4 Piece Place Setting Brand New in Box $34.99 1d 5h 36m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Lemongrass Cereal or Soup Bowl - EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA Lemongrass Cereal or Soup Bowl - EUC $8.49 1d 5h 38m
Fiesta Lemongrass Coffee Mugs (2)  Post '86 Fiestaware Tea Green Fiesta Lemongrass Coffee Mugs (2) Post '86 Fiestaware Tea Green 0 $9.49 1d 5h 59m
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 1d 6h 21m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl $4.49 1d 6h 25m
Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Fiesta Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass $24.99 1d 7h 2m
 SALAD bistro PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7 1/4 SALAD bistro PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7 1/4" $5.95 1d 7h 38m
Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Lemongrass Green with Lid Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Lemongrass Green with Lid Homer Laughlin $45.00 1d 9h 20m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Creamer Fiesta Green Small Creme Pitcher Fiestaware Lemongrass Creamer Fiesta Green Small Creme Pitcher $7.00 1d 9h 21m
BOUILLON LEMONGRASS BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ new  BOUILLON LEMONGRASS BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ new $5.49 1d 10h 38m
Fiestaware  Bowl Square Cereal Soup Lemongrass Green Fiesta USA Lot Five Fiestaware Bowl Square Cereal Soup Lemongrass Green Fiesta USA Lot Five $85.99 1d 10h 56m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 22 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bistro Bowl Fiesta Green 22 oz Bowl $7.50 1d 12h 9m
Fiesta HLCCA 2019 Tote Bag LEMONGRASS Fiesta HLCCA 2019 Tote Bag LEMONGRASS $3.99 1d 12h 10m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Pie Plate 6 3/8 Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Pie Plate 6 3/8" NEW! $6.99 1d 13h 29m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Ramekin - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Ramekin - 1st Quality $6.99 1d 15h 15m
FIESTAWARE CUP 6.5  OZ AND 6 FIESTAWARE CUP 6.5  OZ AND 6" SAUCER TO MATCH NICE COLOR LEMONGRASS 0 $18.00 1d 15h 53m
Fiesta Gusto Bowls Scarlet Peacock White Lemongrass   Never Used Set of  4 Fiesta Gusto Bowls Scarlet Peacock White Lemongrass Never Used Set of 4 $42.00 1d 16h 5m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 11-5/8 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 11-5/8" Medium Oval Platter $11.69 1d 16h 5m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Mug in Lemongrass with Tom & Jerry Ring Handle Homer Laughlin Fiesta Mug in Lemongrass with Tom & Jerry Ring Handle $5.60 1d 17h 29m
Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter 11.5 Lemongrass Fiesta Ware Oval Serving Platter 11.5" x 9" HLC Lime Green New $33.90 1d 17h 32m
Fiesta 4 or 5 piece place setting Lemongrass Green Fiestaware New No Box choice Fiesta 4 or 5 piece place setting Lemongrass Green Fiestaware New No Box choice $27.99 1d 18h
Fiesta Retired Lemongrass 3 Pc. Square Place Setting...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Retired Lemongrass 3 Pc. Square Place Setting...1st Quality...NIB $45.00 2d 6h 6m
Fiesta Lemongrass 23 Ounce Gusto Bowl Fiesta Lemongrass 23 Ounce Gusto Bowl $15.99 2d 6h 17m
HLC Fiesta USA Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Green Ring Handle 3.5 HLC Fiesta USA Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Green Ring Handle 3.5" Made in USA $8.00 2d 6h 44m
Set of 6 Fiesta Placemats Pomona Striped Lemongrass Cotton  Set of 6 Fiesta Placemats Pomona Striped Lemongrass Cotton $32.00 2d 7h 16m
NEW FIESTAWARE BUTTER DISH BOTTOM BASE PLATE LEMONGRASS SMALL FIESTA RETIRED NEW FIESTAWARE BUTTER DISH BOTTOM BASE PLATE LEMONGRASS SMALL FIESTA RETIRED $8.99 2d 7h 24m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter Fiesta Green 13.5 inch Serving Tray Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Platter Fiesta Green 13.5 inch Serving Tray 0 $4.60 2d 8h 42m
Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS $13.00 2d 9h 15m
8 FIESTAWARE Lemongrass Mug Coffee CUP FIESTA 8 FIESTAWARE Lemongrass Mug Coffee CUP FIESTA $24.00 2d 9h 16m
Fiesta Lemongrass 75th Anniversary Ornament New in Package Fiesta Lemongrass 75th Anniversary Ornament New in Package $9.99 2d 9h 30m
Fiesta Large Disk Pitcher, Lemongrass 484332 by Homer Laughlin NEW! Fiesta Large Disk Pitcher, Lemongrass 484332 by Homer Laughlin NEW! $37.99 2d 10h 37m
SALAD PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 7.25 SALAD PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 7.25" $5.95 2d 11h 16m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl $9.74 2d 11h 30m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Fiestaware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer $4.70 2d 12h 50m
2 Fiesta Ware Lemongrass  Green 10.75 2 Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Green 10.75" Square Dinner Plates 0 $14.99 2d 13h
LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Set 2 Saucers LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA SAUCER CUP PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE Set 2 Saucers $12.00 2d 13h 13m
Fiesta Square Lemongrass Green Coffee Mug / Cup Set Of Two Fiestaware HLC Fiesta Square Lemongrass Green Coffee Mug / Cup Set Of Two Fiestaware HLC 0 $12.00 2d 13h 20m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Cake Server Fiesta Green Retired Ceramic Handle Pie Lifter Fiestaware Lemongrass Cake Server Fiesta Green Retired Ceramic Handle Pie Lifter $48.00 2d 13h 27m
Fiesta Square Lemongrass Green Soup/Cereal Bowl Set Of Two Fiestaware HLC Fiesta Square Lemongrass Green Soup/Cereal Bowl Set Of Two Fiestaware HLC 0 $16.00 2d 13h 40m
Fiesta Lemongrass Tooth Brush Holder New With Tags Retired Fiestaware Fiesta Lemongrass Tooth Brush Holder New With Tags Retired Fiestaware $15.00 2d 16h 53m
Fiestaware, Latte, Cappuccino or Coffee Mug, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New 2nds Fiestaware, Latte, Cappuccino or Coffee Mug, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New 2nds $10.79 2d 17h 20m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality $29.99 3d 1h 30m
1 Fiesta Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set (2 pcs)  Lemongrass Mint !! 1 Fiesta Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set (2 pcs) Lemongrass Mint !! $3.95 3d 3h 19m
Fiestaware cup and saucer Lemongrass Fiestaware cup and saucer Lemongrass 0 $15.00 3d 6h 24m
HLCCA 1941 Urban Jazz Lemongrass Fiesta Pitcher NIB HLCCA 1941 Urban Jazz Lemongrass Fiesta Pitcher NIB 9 $56.00 3d 7h 44m
Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB $39.99 3d 7h 51m
FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL LEMONGRASS  NEW 40 oz FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL LEMONGRASS NEW 40 oz $15.99 3d 8h 22m
FIESTAWARE CUP 6.5  OZ AND 6 FIESTAWARE CUP 6.5  OZ AND 6" SAUCER TO MATCH NICE COLOR LEMONGRASS 0 $20.00 3d 8h 42m
LUNCHEON PLATE LUNCHEON PLATE "square" LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE 9" $10.99 3d 8h 46m
Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz  6 1/2 Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz 6 1/2" Never Used LEMONGRASS $10.00 3d 9h
Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin Lemongrass 4 Piece Place Setting NIB $39.99 3d 9h 2m
Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free $14.99 3d 9h 11m
 FIESTA bath towel JACOBEAN lemongrass claret plum NEW 100% Cotton FIESTA bath towel JACOBEAN lemongrass claret plum NEW 100% Cotton $19.99 3d 9h 14m
Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz  Child Size - LEMONGRASS Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz Child Size - LEMONGRASS $6.00 3d 9h 57m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Fiesta Green Small 14.25 ounce Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Fiesta Green Small 14.25 ounce Cereal Bowl $6.00 3d 10h 7m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock or Holder Fiesta Lime Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Utensil Crock or Holder Fiesta Lime Kitchen Crock $24.00 3d 13h 13m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Lime Covered Butter XL Large Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Lime Covered Butter XL Large $25.00 3d 13h 32m
Fiestaware Fiesta Lemongrass Green 10 5/8 Fiestaware Fiesta Lemongrass Green 10 5/8" Large Salad Serving Bowl RARE 2 QUART $26.77 3d 13h 32m
Lot of 4 Fiestaware Cups 7 3/4 oz each  Sunflower Lemongrass Daffodil Brown  Lot of 4 Fiestaware Cups 7 3/4 oz each Sunflower Lemongrass Daffodil Brown $16.97 3d 13h 45m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish $22.00 3d 14h 38m
Fiesta Ware Pineapple on Lemongrass Bealls 12oz Java Mug New with Tag Fiesta Ware Pineapple on Lemongrass Bealls 12oz Java Mug New with Tag $29.99 3d 16h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Sugar Caddy HLC Fiesta Green Sugar Packet Holder Fiestaware Lemongrass Sugar Caddy HLC Fiesta Green Sugar Packet Holder $15.00 3d 16h 21m
Simplydesignz Lemongrass Oval Serving Dish/Appitizer Dish Simplydesignz Lemongrass Oval Serving Dish/Appitizer Dish $32.50 3d 21h 27m
Fiesta 11-Inch Egg Tray, Lemongrass Fiesta 11-Inch Egg Tray, Lemongrass $41.58 3d 22h 51m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4" Salad Plate $4.99 4d 30m
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 4d 5h 16m
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 4d 5h 19m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 4 DINNER PLATES set lot shamrock lemongrass turquoise HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $44.99 4d 5h 20m
FIESTAWARE SOUP CEREAL BOWL COLOR LEMONGRASS NEW! 7 FIESTAWARE SOUP CEREAL BOWL COLOR LEMONGRASS NEW! 7" DIA NICE! 0 $10.00 4d 5h 26m
H.LC. Fiestaware Lemongrass Green (3)Jumbo Soup Mug 18 oz H.LC. Fiestaware Lemongrass Green (3)Jumbo Soup Mug 18 oz $20.00 4d 6h 1m
GUSTO BOWL lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $7.49 4d 6h 42m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10 1/2 DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10 1/2" $6.99 4d 6h 42m

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