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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.

Set of 4 Fiesta Dinnerware Teacups in Turquoise, lemongrass and Lapis Set of 4 Fiesta Dinnerware Teacups in Turquoise, lemongrass and Lapis 0 $9.00 2h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Tapered Mug Fiesta Lime Green 15 ounce Coffee Mug $7.50 6h 46m
 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9 FIESTA halloween BOO KITTY CAT 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE only Lemongrass $20.99 7h 57m
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 59m
Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz  6 1/2 Fiesta STACKING CEREAL BOWL - 11 Oz 6 1/2" Never Used LEMONGRASS $10.00 9h 7m
Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free Vintage Lemongrass Classic Fiestaware Cup Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Lead Free $14.99 9h 18m
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 9h 49m
set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new set 4 LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new $62.99 9h 54m
LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new LATTE bistro MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE 18 OZ new $11.99 10h 3m
Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz  Child Size - LEMONGRASS Fiesta ware SMALL CEREAL BOWL - 14 Oz Child Size - LEMONGRASS $6.00 10h 4m
2 Fiesta Ware NEW- 7 1/4” Salad Plate- LEMONGRASS- Lime Green 2 Fiesta Ware NEW- 7 1/4” Salad Plate- LEMONGRASS- Lime Green $11.00 10h 40m
BOUILLON LEMONGRASS BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ new  BOUILLON LEMONGRASS BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ new $5.49 10h 46m
Fiesta Java Mug in Lemongrass  Set of 2   NEW Fiestaware Fiesta Java Mug in Lemongrass Set of 2 NEW Fiestaware $14.00 10h 48m
Fiesta - Lemongrass- 6 1/2 Fiesta - Lemongrass- 6 1/2" Stacking Cereal Bowls (4) Excellent+++++++++++++ NEW $19.99 12h 33m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Canister Fiesta Green 3 Quart Kitchen Crock $50.00 13h 32m
 REDUCED Fiestaware Lemon Grass 10 3/4 REDUCED Fiestaware Lemon Grass 10 3/4 " Square Dinner Plate $9.99 13h 57m
Fiesta 4 PC Place Setting Lemongrass Fiesta 4 PC Place Setting Lemongrass $19.99 15h 17m
Fiesta Home Laughlin Teapot Lemongrass Green 1990s Fiesta Home Laughlin Teapot Lemongrass Green 1990s 2 $3.75 15h 32m
Fiestaware Fiesta Bistrol 3-piece set Lemongrass Fiestaware Fiesta Bistrol 3-piece set Lemongrass 0 $10.00 16h 24m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Boo Cat Java Mug - 1st Quality $12.99 17h 12m
Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, 24 oz Serving Bowl, Companion Bowl, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $14.39 17h 39m
2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot 2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot $29.99 17h 52m
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 12m
Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass Mug w/ Black Cat - HLC Fiesta USA - Lemongrass $29.99 1d 3h 20m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 9 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 9" Rim Soup Bowl $8.09 1d 4h 22m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Bowl Lemongrass HLC fiesta Made In USA Cereal Soup Excellent $10.00 1d 5h 17m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Fruit Bowl / Berry Bowl $4.49 1d 6h 32m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top $10.00 1d 7h 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug $6.29 1d 7h 22m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Rangetop Salt Pepper Set Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Rangetop Salt Pepper Set $19.99 1d 7h 52m
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 8h 20m
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 8h 39m
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 8h 43m
GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $6.99 1d 9h 55m
Homer Laughlin Contemporary Fiesta Ware Cereal Bowl Lemongrass  19oz Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Contemporary Fiesta Ware Cereal Bowl Lemongrass 19oz Fiestaware $20.00 1d 10h 50m
CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4 CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4" Round serving Platter $10.99 1d 10h 57m
tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ $5.99 1d 11h 17m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 1d 12h 9m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 7 1/4" Salad Plate 332 $15.99 1d 12h 30m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Yellow-Green 10 1/2" Dinner Plate 332 $19.99 1d 12h 33m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 1d 12h 47m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $44.99 1d 12h 56m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $24.00 1d 15h 2m
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 12m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 11-5/8 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 11-5/8" Medium Oval Platter $11.69 1d 16h 12m
LEMONGRASS & SCARLET - Fiesta 2 Tier Tidbit Tray Set LEMONGRASS & SCARLET - Fiesta 2 Tier Tidbit Tray Set $29.99 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 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set Homer Laughlin FIESTA Salt Paper LEMONGRASS Ball Set $23.00 1d 20h 7m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Tom and Jerry Mug 0 $34.99 2d 41m
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 $31.99 2d 53m
FIESTA Lemongrass Green 4 Piece Place Setting Brand New in Box FIESTA Lemongrass Green 4 Piece Place Setting Brand New in Box $37.99 2d 5h 43m
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 13m
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 51m
SET 4 FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass SET 4 FIESTA 9 oz stacking FRUIT salsa BERRY ice cream DESSERT BOWL lemongrass $34.99 2d 7h 24m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon Fiestaware Lemongrass Pineapple Lunch Plate Fiesta Exclusive 9 in Luncheon $55.00 2d 8h 20m
FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL LEMONGRASS  NEW 40 oz FIESTA OVAL vegetable BAKER SERVING BOWL LEMONGRASS NEW 40 oz $15.99 2d 8h 29m
BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ $5.49 2d 8h 51m
Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS Fiesta TUMBLER - Retired Item, New never used - LEMONGRASS $13.00 2d 9h 23m
Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Lemongrass Green with Lid Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Lemongrass Green with Lid Homer Laughlin $45.00 2d 9h 27m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Mug $4.90 2d 9h 44m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mug Coffee Cup - O Ring - Preowned Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Mug Coffee Cup - O Ring - Preowned $9.00 2d 10h 31m
FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW $45.99 2d 11h 25m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - Small Oval Bowl $12.99 2d 11h 37m
Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS 4 Piece Place Setting  New in Box Green Dishes Set Fiesta Fiestaware LEMONGRASS 4 Piece Place Setting New in Box Green Dishes Set $27.99 2d 11h 43m
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 20m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Ramekin - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Ramekin - 1st Quality $6.99 2d 15h 22m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug $12.00 2d 17h 22m
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 27m
Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass $41.95 2d 21h 29m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality $29.99 3d 1h 37m
Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cup HLC Yellow Contemporary Lemon Grass U1 Fiesta Ware Fiestaware Coffee Mug Cup HLC Yellow Contemporary Lemon Grass U1 $15.00 3d 5h 50m
Fiesta Fiestaware 5.5 Fiesta Fiestaware 5.5" Round Bowls Paprika, Tangerine, Lemon, Lemongrass $29.00 3d 7h 52m
Fiesta LARGE HEART BOWL 9 Fiesta LARGE HEART BOWL 9" x 8" apx- New Never Used- LEMONGRASS $25.00 3d 9h 4m
Fiesta Lemongrass 75th Anniversary Ornament New in Package Fiesta Lemongrass 75th Anniversary Ornament New in Package $9.99 3d 9h 38m
FIESTA 3-LEMON GRASS lime green Bread Plates 7.25 Fiestaware PLATES FIESTA 3-LEMON GRASS lime green Bread Plates 7.25 Fiestaware PLATES 0 $10.00 3d 10h 5m
EMPTY DISPLAY BOX ONLY * 2009 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE EMPTY DISPLAY BOX ONLY * 2009 LEMONGRASS GREEN FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE $6.99 3d 11h 22m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Large Lemongrass Disc Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Large Lemongrass Disc Water Pitcher $19.99 3d 11h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish $22.00 3d 14h 46m
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 7m
DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE 10.5 DINNER PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTAWARE 10.5" NEW Kohls Green Fiesta $25.00 3d 18h 22m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Set of 2 Medium Cereal Bowls  Fiestaware Lemongrass Set of 2 Medium Cereal Bowls  $15.00 3d 20h 17m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - 7-1/4" Salad Plate $4.99 4d 37m
2 (two) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowls, Lemongrass 2 (two) Fiesta/Fiestaware Fruit/Salsa Bowls, Lemongrass $10.99 4d 5h 44m
FIESTA 5 3/8 FIESTA 5 3/8" stacking FRUIT BERRY DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $4.99 4d 7h 47m
8 FIESTAWARE Lemongrass Mug Coffee CUP FIESTA 8 FIESTAWARE Lemongrass Mug Coffee CUP FIESTA $24.00 4d 9h 24m
Fiestaware  Bowl Square Cereal Soup Lemongrass Green Fiesta USA Lot Five Fiestaware Bowl Square Cereal Soup Lemongrass Green Fiesta USA Lot Five $85.99 4d 11h 4m
FIESTA WARE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT 75th ANNIVERSARY lemongrass FIESTA WARE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT 75th ANNIVERSARY lemongrass $9.99 4d 11h 19m
FIESTA OVAL 13 12/ FIESTA OVAL 13 12/" x 9 1/2" LEMON GRASS SERVING PLATTER-used maybe twice 0 $14.95 4d 11h 27m
FIESTAWARE Lunch Plates Lot of 3 Fiesta 9” Luncheon Sage, Turquoise, Lemongrass FIESTAWARE Lunch Plates Lot of 3 Fiesta 9” Luncheon Sage, Turquoise, Lemongrass $22.99 4d 12h 12m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Dish 1 $3.00 4d 16h 52m
9 Pcs Fiesta Fiestaware MERENGUE Lemongrass Stainless Flatware 8 Knives 1 Spoons 9 Pcs Fiesta Fiestaware MERENGUE Lemongrass Stainless Flatware 8 Knives 1 Spoons $9.99 4d 18h 39m
1 Fiesta Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set (2 pcs)  Lemongrass Mint !! 1 Fiesta Fiestaware Cup & Saucer Set (2 pcs) Lemongrass Mint !! $4.95 5d 3h 26m
Fiestaware, Loaf Pan, Bread Baker, meatloaf pan, Fiesta, Lemongrass green Fiestaware, Loaf Pan, Bread Baker, meatloaf pan, Fiesta, Lemongrass green $29.69 5d 6h 4m
Fiesta, Demitasse, AD Cup, Discontinued, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, New 2nd Fiesta, Demitasse, AD Cup, Discontinued, Fiestaware, Lemongrass green, New 2nd $10.43 5d 6h 4m
H.LC. Fiestaware Lemongrass Green (3)Jumbo Soup Mug 18 oz H.LC. Fiestaware Lemongrass Green (3)Jumbo Soup Mug 18 oz $20.00 5d 6h 9m
Fiesta Entertainment Sunflower, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Lapis, Scarlet HLC Party Fiesta Entertainment Sunflower, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Lapis, Scarlet HLC Party $69.00 5d 6h 18m
FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER in LEMONGRASS ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware FIESTA CHEESE SHAKER in LEMONGRASS ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $19.99 5d 6h 44m
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 5d 7h 22m
Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass Fiesta Individual Casserole - Lemongrass $16.00 5d 7h 59m
Fiesta Java Mug - Boo Cat Lemongrass - Limited Edition Fiesta Java Mug - Boo Cat Lemongrass - Limited Edition $15.00 5d 7h 59m

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