I'm growing in a similar spot myself. I strung some twine up from stakes in the ground to the roof of the house and it seems to be working well. One rhizome is a first year, and there are no cones or even hints of cones, but it is about 18' tall. It's also a mystery plant. The other, is a Cascade that was purchased as a "jumbo". I have had a problem with leaf hoppers and grass hoppers, but luckily two extra bines were breaking the surface as I was about to cut down the dead bines. The two new bines are just starting to bud some cones...keeping my fingers crossed.
I live just outside Cincinnati, OH, and we have had a great summer...small handful of days over 90, good sun and rain. Soil here is mostly clay, so I mixed some top soil, and good garden soil, and mounded everything so there was some better drainage. Next year, I'm gonna build some raised planters in the same spot, and buy some praying mantis eggs to help with the bugs!