We are prepping all our perennials for dormancy. That includes cutting back as needed. So some orders may be shipped with plants that have been trimmed back. But don't worry, they will still grow just the same as they would if they weren't trimmed. In fact some things will grow better. Hops, for example, are being cut back. When you plant them they will be focusing on putting down roots rather than keeping their foliage healthy.
Remember fall is for planting!