Purple Coneflower?

Purple Coneflower?

Hi everyone! This is my first post in this community, and I am a first-year gardener.

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what is wrong with what *I think* is Purple Coneflower. I love these flowers, and so I definitely had to plant them. I got my seeds in February, and planted them indoors in late March. Around the end of May I finally moved them outside, and to a bigger pot in early July. Finally earlier this month they began to bloom... oh, btw, I'm in northeast Ohio, either zone 5 or 6 (its hard to tell on the maps.) Its in a larger container, along with chamomile and basil. Its planted in "potting soil" that was recommended to me by the local garden store.

However, aside from the color, they do not look anything like what I was expecting. So if anyone can look at the pictures and either tell me what I did wrong with these flowers, or identify them as some other flower besides coneflower, I would much appreciate it!

From the terrace…

From the terrace…

Garden Photos

Garden Photos

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Red Lily Beetle alert.

the rest

the rest

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Late tomato blight… DAMN IT!

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My last apartment