I had mine on my deck that only gets a couple hours of direct sunlight each day. They did fine. I have a fuggles plant that doesn't like the Georgia heat so it fared especially well in the shade. Keep in mind, year one is about the roots. You may even be better off with the shade keeping the bines from stealing all the nutrients. Unfortunately, just before flowering, mine got bit by fuzzy aphids and I was dumb and didn't fertilize them all season. Keep an eye on bugs and keep them well fed and watered and you should be good excepting that you are probably 10-15 degrees higher in latitude than I am.