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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.

FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch FOUR Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plates Fiesta Green 10.5 inch $32.50 2h
Fiesta Ware Large Lemongrass Green Teapot 4 Cup Contemporary Fiesta Ware Large Lemongrass Green Teapot 4 Cup Contemporary $49.72 12h 32m
Fiesta Lemongrass  by Homer Laughlin 5 pc Place Setting 2009 Fiesta Lemongrass by Homer Laughlin 5 pc Place Setting 2009 $39.95 13h 7m
Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL FIESTA new 9oz lapis daffodil poppy lemongrass Set 4 SALSA FRUIT ICE CREAM BOWL FIESTA new 9oz lapis daffodil poppy lemongrass $34.99 13h 8m
Fiesta Lemongrass  by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl No Lid, Tray & Creamer Fiesta Lemongrass by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl No Lid, Tray & Creamer $24.95 13h 49m
Fiesta® Large 3 Qt. Kitchen Canister/Cookie Jar | Lemongrass Fiesta® Large 3 Qt. Kitchen Canister/Cookie Jar | Lemongrass $69.99 14h 4m
4 DINNER PLATES set LOT mulberry poppy daffodil lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10.5 4 DINNER PLATES set LOT mulberry poppy daffodil lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW $44.99 14h 21m
Fiesta® 18oz Jumbo Bowl | Lemongrass Fiesta® 18oz Jumbo Bowl | Lemongrass $22.95 16h 28m
Fiesta® SMALL HEART BOWLS (5 Fiesta® SMALL HEART BOWLS (5" wide) - Choice of Discontinued & Current Colors $12.99 16h 59m
Fiesta® Small 6 Fiesta® Small 6" Pie Dish | Lemongrass $24.95 17h 9m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Butter Dish Fiesta Green XL Extra Large Butter Dish $27.00 17h 25m
Set 4 BOUILLON lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ  NEW Set 4 BOUILLON lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ NEW $29.99 17h 40m
Fiesta® MEDIUM HEART BOWL (6 Fiesta® MEDIUM HEART BOWL (6" wide) - Choice of Colors $14.99 18h 59m
Pair Fiesta Lemongrass Ring Handle Tom & Jerry Style Mugs Pair Fiesta Lemongrass Ring Handle Tom & Jerry Style Mugs $6.00 19h 2m
Fiestaware, Pizza Tray, Baking Tray, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New Seconds Fiestaware, Pizza Tray, Baking Tray, Fiesta, Lemongrass green, New Seconds $20.69 1d 5m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7.25 inch small plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Salad Plate Fiesta Lime Green 7.25 inch small plate $6.00 1d 37m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Slotted Spoon Fork Fiesta Green Spork Retired Fiestaware Lemongrass Slotted Spoon Fork Fiesta Green Spork Retired $45.00 1d 1h 21m
2 FIESTA LEMONGRASS & MARIGOLD BREAD DESSERT PLATES 2 FIESTA LEMONGRASS & MARIGOLD BREAD DESSERT PLATES $10.00 1d 1h 25m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 75th Anniversary Lemongrass Ornament  Fiesta Homer Laughlin 75th Anniversary Lemongrass Ornament  0 $25.00 1d 1h 47m
Fiesta®  Rangetop Salt & Pepper Set | Lemongrass Fiesta® Rangetop Salt & Pepper Set | Lemongrass 0 $9.00 1d 4h 46m
FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS 12oz Java/Coffee Mug HLC FIESTAWARE LEMONGRASS 12oz Java/Coffee Mug HLC $9.99 1d 10h 28m
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 1d 11h 5m
Fiesta Small Canister in Lemongrass with Lid NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Small Canister in Lemongrass with Lid NEW Never Used Fiestaware $35.00 1d 15h 5m
JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA WARE 12 OZ JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA WARE 12 OZ $6.99 1d 15h 54m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tree Plate Fiesta Lime Christmas 10 inch New Fiestaware Lemongrass Tree Plate Fiesta Lime Christmas 10 inch New 0 $29.99 1d 16h 10m
Fiestaware Gusto Bowl  Lemongrass Fiesta Lime Green Large 28 ounce Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Gusto Bowl Lemongrass Fiesta Lime Green Large 28 ounce Cereal Bowl $7.50 1d 16h 55m
set lot 4 SALAD bistro PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7 1/4 set lot 4 SALAD bistro PLATE lemongrass NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7 1/4" $34.99 1d 17h 1m
FIESTA Trio of Boo Cats Appetizer Plate New w/ Tag Lemongrass FIESTA Trio of Boo Cats Appetizer Plate New w/ Tag Lemongrass $13.95 1d 19h 1m
Fiesta 2 pc Dip Set New in Box in Lemongrass Halloween Fiesta 2 pc Dip Set New in Box in Lemongrass Halloween $14.95 1d 19h 16m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS 10.75 Square Dinner Plate NEW Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS 10.75 Square Dinner Plate NEW $9.99 1d 19h 35m
LEMONGRASS Store Exclusive Fiesta Square Covered Box Candy Dish 1st Quality BELK LEMONGRASS Store Exclusive Fiesta Square Covered Box Candy Dish 1st Quality BELK $31.19 1d 20h 31m
Fiestaware Lemongrass 5pc Place Setting Fiestaware Lemongrass 5pc Place Setting $17.00 1d 20h 55m
Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta $11.25 1d 20h 56m
Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta $11.25 1d 20h 56m
Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta $11.25 1d 20h 56m
Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta $11.25 1d 20h 56m
Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Creamer Peacock/Shamrock/Lemongrass/Cobalt Blue Fiesta $11.25 1d 20h 56m
(2) AD DEMITASSE DEMI Cup & Saucer Sets ~ LEMONGRASS & POPPY ~  Fiesta NWT (2) AD DEMITASSE DEMI Cup & Saucer Sets ~ LEMONGRASS & POPPY ~ Fiesta NWT $69.99 1d 21h 9m
Contemporary Fiesta Ware TUMBLER Lot of 3:  CHARTREUSE ~ LEMONGRASS ~ GRAY Contemporary Fiesta Ware TUMBLER Lot of 3: CHARTREUSE ~ LEMONGRASS ~ GRAY $45.99 1d 21h 11m
LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG & TUMBLER ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG & TUMBLER ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $79.99 1d 21h 11m
LEMONGRASS Water / Beverage TUMBLER LOT of 2 ~ New No Tags Contemporary Fiesta LEMONGRASS Water / Beverage TUMBLER LOT of 2 ~ New No Tags Contemporary Fiesta $32.99 1d 21h 11m
LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $69.99 1d 21h 11m
INDIVIDUAL FIESTA WARE CREAMER NWT ~ Cobalt & Lemongrass ~ Lot of 2  INDIVIDUAL FIESTA WARE CREAMER NWT ~ Cobalt & Lemongrass ~ Lot of 2 $26.99 1d 21h 12m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiesta Green 11.5 inch Serving Platter Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Platter Fiesta Green 11.5 inch Serving Platter $16.00 1d 22h 23m
Fiestaware Petware Lemongrass Bowl Fiestaware Petware Lemongrass Bowl 0 $15.00 1d 23h 1m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality $17.99 1d 23h 59m
Fiesta mini disc pitcher creamer lemon grass green Fiesta mini disc pitcher creamer lemon grass green $15.00 2d 25m
 fiesta lemongrass ornament with gold dancing lady-2009 fiesta lemongrass ornament with gold dancing lady-2009 0 $9.99 2d 36m
Fiestaware, Jam Jar Lid only, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, NEW Seconds Fiestaware, Jam Jar Lid only, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, NEW Seconds $9.89 2d 1h 56m
Fiestaware, Mini Canister, Jam Jar, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, NEW Seconds Fiestaware, Mini Canister, Jam Jar, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green, NEW Seconds $16.19 2d 2h
Fiesta Lemongrass Green Chip and Dip Hostess Platter 12 Fiesta Lemongrass Green Chip and Dip Hostess Platter 12" Retired Color $21.99 2d 2h 29m
Limited Edition Fiesta 75th Anniversary Christmas Ornament (SEE COLOR SELECTION) Limited Edition Fiesta 75th Anniversary Christmas Ornament (SEE COLOR SELECTION) $13.99 2d 2h 39m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Green & Tangerine Orange Ball Style Salt & Pepper Shaker Fiestaware Lemongrass Green & Tangerine Orange Ball Style Salt & Pepper Shaker $15.00 2d 4h 6m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Serving Plate oval platter 13.5 Fiestaware Lemongrass Serving Plate oval platter 13.5" $7.50 2d 5h 35m
New Fiesta Ware Jumbo Bistro Latte Mug Lemongrass Green New Fiesta Ware Jumbo Bistro Latte Mug Lemongrass Green $9.59 2d 7h 2m
HLC Fiestaware Lemongrass Spoon Rest Fiesta Green Counter Top Spoon Holder 0439 HLC Fiestaware Lemongrass Spoon Rest Fiesta Green Counter Top Spoon Holder 0439 $17.00 2d 13h 47m
Fiesta OMNI TRAY - 11oz - New Never Used - 2nd quality - LEMONGRASS Fiesta OMNI TRAY - 11oz - New Never Used - 2nd quality - LEMONGRASS $12.00 2d 13h 52m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS ~ BOO ~ 9 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS ~ BOO ~ 9" Luncheon Plate ONLY - 1st Quality $19.99 2d 13h 59m
FIESTA OVAL 13 12/ FIESTA OVAL 13 12/" x 9 1/2" LEMON GRASS SERVING PLATTER-used maybe twice 0 $7.95 2d 15h 39m
Fiestaware, 7 1/4 Fiestaware, 7 1/4" Salad Plate, Fiesta, Lemongrass, green $9.89 2d 15h 39m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5 4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 10.5" NEW $44.99 2d 15h 41m
Fiesta Ware  Lemongrass Green Salad Plate 7-1/4 Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Green Salad Plate 7-1/4" set of 5 bin 1048 $10.00 2d 15h 55m
Fiesta Ware  Lemongrass Green Bowl Soup/coupe 7 Fiesta Ware Lemongrass Green Bowl Soup/coupe 7" set of 5 bin 1048 $10.00 2d 15h 55m
Fiestaware HOMER LAUGHLIN Medium Cereal Soup Bowl in Lemongrass Fiestaware HOMER LAUGHLIN Medium Cereal Soup Bowl in Lemongrass 0 $9.00 2d 16h 3m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Buffet Plate Fiesta 9 inch Lime Green Plate $7.00 2d 17h 10m
set 4 SALAD bistro PLATE scarlet lapis poppy lemongrass NEW  FIESTA 7 1/4 set 4 SALAD bistro PLATE scarlet lapis poppy lemongrass NEW FIESTA 7 1/4" $34.99 2d 17h 46m
Fiesta 3pc Retired Contemporary Lemongrass Square Dinner Plate Bowl Fiesta 3pc Retired Contemporary Lemongrass Square Dinner Plate Bowl $23.99 2d 17h 55m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Set Of Three Fiestaware Lemongrass Cup And Saucer Set Of Three $15.00 2d 20h 6m
Fiestaware Lemongrass HLC Fiesta  Bread Serving Tray Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass HLC Fiesta Bread Serving Tray Plate 1 $6.00 2d 22h 25m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 3/8" Bistro Bowl 10348862 $17.99 2d 22h 48m
Fiestaware goblets and glasses Cobalt Lapis and Lemon grass Fiestaware goblets and glasses Cobalt Lapis and Lemon grass 0 $27.99 2d 22h 55m
NWT FIESTA LEMONGRASS & SCARLET CHRISTMAS TREE PLATE Set / Lot of 2 NWT FIESTA LEMONGRASS & SCARLET CHRISTMAS TREE PLATE Set / Lot of 2 0 $24.99 2d 23h
FIESTAWARE LOT 2 PEACOCK BLUE AND 2 LEMONGRASS SQUARE DINNER PLATES FIESTAWARE LOT 2 PEACOCK BLUE AND 2 LEMONGRASS SQUARE DINNER PLATES 0 $39.99 3d
Fiestaware Bowl Fiesta Lemongrass Small  5.5” Bowl Fiestaware Bowl Fiesta Lemongrass Small 5.5” Bowl 0 $6.00 3d 7m
Set Of 2 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2 Set Of 2 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 9” Lunch Plate 0 $22.00 3d 2h 47m
FIESTA  Fiestaware Lemongrass OMNI TRAY Insert Replacement FIESTA Fiestaware Lemongrass OMNI TRAY Insert Replacement 0 $10.00 3d 4h 23m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS - Small Oval Bowl - Vegetable Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS - Small Oval Bowl - Vegetable Bowl $12.99 3d 9h 29m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister with Lid Fiesta Green 1 Quart Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister with Lid Fiesta Green 1 Quart Kitchen Crock $42.50 3d 14h 29m
Fiesta Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin Green (Lemongrass?) Tom & Jerry Mugs (2) Fiesta Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin Green (Lemongrass?) Tom & Jerry Mugs (2) $23.75 3d 14h 30m
Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green & SCARLET Red Figure Eight Utility Trays (Lot of 3) Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS Green & SCARLET Red Figure Eight Utility Trays (Lot of 3) 0 $12.99 3d 15h 12m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Oval Platter Fiesta Green Under Gravy Boat Drip Tray Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Oval Platter Fiesta Green Under Gravy Boat Drip Tray $12.00 3d 15h 39m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Stacking Cereal Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Bowl 11 ounce Fiestaware Lemongrass Stacking Cereal Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Bowl 11 ounce $6.00 3d 15h 39m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Appetizer Plate Fiesta Lime Green  6.5 inch Small Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Appetizer Plate Fiesta Lime Green 6.5 inch Small Plate $6.00 3d 15h 39m
RIM SOUP small pasta BOWL 9 RIM SOUP small pasta BOWL 9" lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $7.99 3d 16h 42m
Fiesta Cup Mug with Ring Handle By Homer Laughlin- Lemongrass Fiesta Cup Mug with Ring Handle By Homer Laughlin- Lemongrass $8.88 3d 16h 44m
 Gravy Sauce BOAT lemongrass FIESTA WARE FIESTA 18 oz. new Gravy Sauce BOAT lemongrass FIESTA WARE FIESTA 18 oz. new $14.99 3d 17h 17m
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
Fiesta Lemongrass 15 Fiesta Lemongrass 15" Pizza Baklng Tray...1st Quality...New...Retired $49.00 3d 18h 3m
CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL lemongrass FIESTA 64 OZ. NEW $17.99 3d 20h 15m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS GRAVY BOAT Free  SHIPPING HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LEMONGRASS GRAVY BOAT Free SHIPPING $19.54 3d 20h 21m
Fiesta Lemongrass 10 oz Mug HLC Homer Laughlin Contemporary Ring Handle Fiesta Lemongrass 10 oz Mug HLC Homer Laughlin Contemporary Ring Handle $6.95 3d 20h 22m
Fiesta Licensed STRIPED PUPPET MITT & POT HOLDER with LEMONGRASS Green  Trim NIP Fiesta Licensed STRIPED PUPPET MITT & POT HOLDER with LEMONGRASS Green Trim NIP 0 $12.99 3d 20h 51m
Fiesta Square Dinner Plate Lemongrass Fiesta Square Dinner Plate Lemongrass 0 $7.99 3d 23h 22m
2 Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Ring Handle Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Ring Handle Coffee Mug Cup Homer Laughlin Fiesta $11.98 3d 23h 28m
Fiesta Dinner Plates (2) Lemongrass 10.5 Fiesta Dinner Plates (2) Lemongrass 10.5" 0 $11.99 3d 23h 29m
Set of 4 Fiesta Ware TEA CUPS Post-1986 production Lemongrass P86 Set of 4 Fiesta Ware TEA CUPS Post-1986 production Lemongrass P86 $18.75 4d 20m
FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMONGRASS 10.5 OZ MUG FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN LEMONGRASS 10.5 OZ MUG $12.00 4d 28m
FIESTA NEW 1st Quality SMALL BOWL Retired & Current CHOOSE COLOR Fiestaware 14oz FIESTA NEW 1st Quality SMALL BOWL Retired & Current CHOOSE COLOR Fiestaware 14oz $8.99 4d 8h 17m
Fiesta Fruit Bowl Fiesta Lemongrass New Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fruit Bowl Fiesta Lemongrass New Homer Laughlin $8.50 4d 12h 20m
 FIESTA 75th ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY ORNAMENT 2011 Lemongrass CHRISTMAS~NIP Retired FIESTA 75th ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY ORNAMENT 2011 Lemongrass CHRISTMAS~NIP Retired $8.00 4d 12h 57m

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