Developed by the University of Florida, Captiva is a chinch bug resistant St. Augustine that requires one-third less mowing than Floratam . Captiva is a lush, dark green St. Augustine with a dense canopy and a massive root system. It has slow leaf blade growth and lateral spread, which results in a reduction of mowing requirements. Captiva has shown good-excellant shade tolerance. It features excellent pest resistance, requiring fewer chemical inputs. Captiva is an excellent choice for homeowners that want a finer textured St. Augustine lawn.