I planted 2 cascade and 2 centennial in a nice sunny spot, mounded hill to allow for runoff, water everyday sometime twice. The height they have grown range from about 6 feet down to 3 feet ( funny because it goes left to right in height it kind of looks like those cellphone commercial with the bars ).
I actually have a few flowers on them but they never did climb to total length of the rope ( approx 13 feet ). I've been trimming away the other bines that I didn't train up the trellis and there doesn't seem to be any damage from insects or disease.
We have had an unusually dry summer this year ( as my lawn is evidence of that ), but I've been watering everyday and fertilize on a regular schedule.
Is this somewhat normal, and should I see better results next year? I know a lot of the first year growth is root structure, but I've seen a lot of postings on other forums where people said their 1st years hops grew 12+ feet.