After i made the move, i thought about why i didn't wait until it died back. Our frost date is still technically 4 weeks away, but with the temps we've been having lately it's hard to imagine it coming that soon.
This is the 2nd one i've moved from a pot to ground this year. The 1st one was a Willamette that i thought had died in the pot, only to have it come back and shoot out some real hardy, yet short growth, so i moved it to it's permanent spot. That one did not seem to get "shock" at all, so we will see about the cascade. I may cut bines, like said above just to help the crown out and not use so much energy to feed bines. So cutting bines down won't do any damage to the crown/rhizome?
Just more worried about next year than anything, but seems like i should be just fine for that.