. Has anyone had any experience with Captiva? We are doing a test with a client and recently installed about 3K sq feet of it on their property. So far, this is what we've found.... Heat tolerance - Consistent heat indexes over 100F doesn't seem to affect it. Shade tolerance - Seems to grow faster/taller in the shade. No noticeable thinning yet. Drought tolerance - Undetermined yet. The sod was installed 7 weeks ago and rains have been steady since. In fact, most days we've had some pretty huge downpours. October is the beginning of the dry season here so we'll see then how it does. Rate of growth - In full sun, it is a much slower compared to Floratan needing to be cut every 15 days. Under current conditions, irrigated, fertilized Floratan properties could use every 5 days mowing. Height of cut - All the literature I've read on it recommends a low cut between 2-3 inches. So far, we've found it looks best at 4-4.25 inches. I have to say I'm most impressed with this turf so far. It has a much deeper green than Floratan. It is lush (thick) and much, much smoother also -- a pleasure to walk on it barefoot. Any input from you guys? .