The types of me equal the greatest answer to life

I have really red betrayal without the rose for your wife

My "pinata" garden variety is a common inheritor

But my name is tarnished because of negative characters

Name the flower

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  • Ok, yes can do. – Duck Aug 10 at 4:41
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Are you a

dahlia?

The types of me equal the greatest answer to life

There are 42 different types of dahlia

I have really red betrayal without the rose for your wife

A red dahlia symbolizes betrayal

My "pinata" garden variety is a common inheritor

The garden variety of the Dahlia has scientific name Dahlia pinnata, they are very common

But my name is tarnished because of negative characters

This could be a reference to a murder case whose victim was known as the Black Dahlia or perhaps the book and movie based on that story?

  • Yep, amazing job! – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 at 15:55
  • I was thinking about that one... – Duck Aug 10 at 17:43

Are you a

Columbine (as in the flower)?

The types of me equal the greatest answer to life

There are many types of columbine flowers, but not 42, so I am not sure.

I have really red betrayal without the rose for your wife

The flower can be red, but the name is associated with the Columbine shooting, which probably could count as a betrayal.

My "pinata" garden variety is a common inheritor

The columbine flower is used for decorations

But my name is tarnished because of negative characters

The "characters" are the people who were involved in the shooting.

Different flowers are said to have different meanings so:

Quacking grass is to mean anger and agitation, red primroses are to mean neglected, five-leafed clovers mean bad luck

I'm not sure that those qualify for the other lines but these are to be negitive

  • Well, the other lines should help narrow down flowers. – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 at 4:43

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