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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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  • $\begingroup$ @duck If you think you have an answer, please post it as an answer, with proper spoiler formatting. $\endgroup$ – Bass Aug 10 '18 at 4:26
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, yes can do. $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 10 '18 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?

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, amazing job! $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 '18 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking about that one... $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 10 '18 at 17:43
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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.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately no $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 '18 at 15:54
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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

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, the other lines should help narrow down flowers. $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 10 '18 at 4:43

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