So, to be direct and to the point, I am interested in growing Sage to use for smudge sticks. I was told that I don't want to use Salvia officinalis because it doesn't burn right and more often than not causes difficulty in breathing (unfortunately for me, that's what I have currently... I use it for cooking) and that I should use Western Sage. Now, being a novice when it comes to gardening (my pot of cooking herbs and the few flowers that my kids started growing at school withing the past 2 years are the first plants I have been able to keep alive), I haven't a clue what Western Sage even is. Only that it has a purple flower. Is there someone here that can tell me what the botanical name is so that I can get the plant I am looking for?